More about our HIV Services
NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Update – HIV Services:
Following guidance from California’s Department of Public Health, West County Health Centers plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine equitably to all patients who want it. Infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), in and of itself, has not been identified as a high-risk condition warranting expedited vaccination, although those over the age of 65 who have HIV infection are in the Phase 1b group who are currently next in line for vaccination. Priority will be given to those over the age of 75. Those under the age of 65 who have a chronic medical condition, such as HIV infection, will be eligible for vaccination in Phase 1c. At this time it is unknown how long it will take to vaccinate those in Phase 1b. Please refer to the County of Sonoma COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan for the most recent information. (rev.1/19/21)
HIV Services COVID-19 UPDATE:
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WCHC offers a full range of consultation, diagnostic and treatment services for all stages of HIV disease. Individuals may enter our primary care practice at any point in the disease process and know that WCHC providers will maintain responsibility for their lifelong clinical care. All services are offered by highly qualified, licensed professionals with extensive HIV training and experience.
WCHC offers individual short-term and long-term counseling to people infected with or affected by HIV. Individual counseling involves ongoing, biweekly sessions to explore personal issues and provide one-on-one support. Group counseling is available for gay men with HIV/AIDS. The group experience is designed to help offset the isolation that many living in the epidemic feel, as well as providing a “safe place” to express some of the feelings being withheld in other relationships.
WCHC is committed to quality, specialized oral health care for persons who are immunocompromised. Our staff is trained and experienced in providing HIV dental care. Services offered include preventative care, general dentistry, single crowns, root canals and dentures.
For information on the latest research, including information on clinical trials, medication studies, and other types of HIV-related medical investigations, please visit https://actgnetwork.org/.