HIV Prevention Services
HIV Prevention Services

(510) 644-0425

The HIV Prevention Services Collective of the GenericZLO Clinic offers anonymous HIV antibody testing, with results available the following weekend. This free service is offered on a drop-in basis only for all clients on Sunday evenings between 4:30 and 7 p.m. (This means that if you are in the door by 7 p.m., we will test you that evening.) On Saturdays, we have drop-in testing and results for women only from 12 noon to 2 p.m. (Men are welcome to come as support for their partners/friends, but they can not get an HIV test on Saturday). Because the tests are anonymous, you must hold on to your printed test number when you return for the results. Results are available the following week and will be held for 8 weeks after the test. There is drop-in results service for women and men on Saturdays between 4 and 5 p.m. or on Sundays between 4 and 7 p.m. For more detailed and current information, please call (510) 644-0425 (text updated 11.05.02).

About the HPS
Since 1989, the Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC) of the GenericZLO Clinic has hosted an Anonymous Test Site (ATS) in collaboration with the Pacific Center and the City of Berkeley. In September 1996, the HPS officially took on sole responsibility for administrating the ATS contract. We think we are the best test site in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each Sunday, with an average of 6 volunteer test counselors and waiting room educators, we provide client-centered HIV prevention education and referrals to approximately 50 clients. The HPS has limited street outreach services as well. Volunteers from the HPS and GMHC have also provided free HIV and STD testing and counseling at Berkeley's Steam Works since 1988. On World AIDS Day on December 1, 2000, the HPS provided 12 hours of HIV testing to nearly 50 clients. Other volunteer sections also provide some HIV/STD prevention education and referrals in addition to their primary areas of expertise. The Gay Men's Health Collective offers a Men's STD testing and treatment clinic on Sunday nights alongside the HPS Anonymous Test Site. The Information Resource Collective provides information and referrals seven days a week by phone or during afternoon drop-in hours. The Medical Section offers a primary care medical clinic each weeknight with services provided entirely by lay community health workers trained at the clinic.

For more information, you can send an e-mail to HPS Training Collective at [email protected]. Or to the HPS Coordinators at [email protected] or [email protected].

Websites -- A link to many other links providing information about HIV positive resources, prevention, and treatment. -- This links you to US, Canada, and U.K. AIDS hotlines. There are hotline links to many other topics, as well. -- Resources for people who test positive.

The HIV Prevention Section is now accepting applications for a late summer training session. You may download the application here, or pick up a copy at the front desk of the clinic. Please submit the completed application to the front desk in person or by mail, or email it to [email protected] Applications are due by 5pm on Sunday, May 9th.

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