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Los Angeles LGBT Center HIV/AIDS-Related Services Fact Sheet

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been a leader in battling AIDS and caring for those who are HIV-infected since the earliest days of the pandemic. Today, the millions of dollars raised annually by AIDS/LifeCycle participants support these vital services:

Medical Care

The Center’s Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic offers people living with HIV/AIDS comprehensive free or low-cost primary and specialty medical care. About 2,700 people receive care at the clinic each year.

Mental Health Services

The Center's staff of mental health professionals offers one-on-one and group therapy to help people struggling with HIV overcome substance abuse and addiction; adhere to difficult HIV drug regimens; improve self-esteem; get through the trauma of a new HIV diagnosis and manage other issues they may be facing. The program serves more than 1,600 people each year.

Pharmacy

The Center’s full-service pharmacy provides help for patients who struggle to afford costly medications. For patients without private insurance, medications are supported by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as fundraising dollars.

HIV Testing

The Center tests 1500-1800 people for HIV each month and was one of the first in the nation to adopt rapid HIV testing. Those who test positive can be referred immediately to the Goodman Clinic or other Center programs for treatment or counseling. In addition to HIV testing, the Center provides comprehensive STD screenings and STD treatments, HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccinations, and pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis to thousands of LGBT people every year,

HIV Prevention

The Center works to reduce the spread of HIV through myriad education and prevention services, including: WehoLife.org, a website featuring a variety of entertaining HIV prevention videos and links to resources at the Center to reduce the risk of infection for those who live or work in West Hollywood; Positive Images, a "live better program" for HIV-positive people; and the “I Know” campaign, which encourages young gay and bisexual men of color to get tested regularly and make informed decision about sex.

Visit the Center's website at lalgbtcenter.org.