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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

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AIDS is an acquired immune deficiency disease, and can result in a variety of infections, some forms of cancer, and nervous system degeneration. AIDS is transmitted by certain body fluids including: blood, semen, and vaginal fluid. The Northern California and Southern California support/information services will mail up to 6 free publications; others are available at nominal charge.

AIDS/HIV information deals with various issues: prevention, education, housing, etc.

Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS
1616 Capitol Avenue, Suite 616
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
Office of AIDS, MS 7700 PO Box 997426
Sacramento, CA 95899-7426
(916) 449-5900
(916) 449-5909 Fax

Transmitted Diseases Hotline
(800) 342-2437
(800) 344-7432 Spanish Speaking
(800) 243-7889 TTY


Sacramento County Health and Human Services
HIV/CD Prevention Program
9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Suite 300A
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 875-6022


HIV Antibody Testing
1500 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-5302
(916) 442-1878 Fax

Toll free numbers for information and local support groups:

(800) 367-2437 California AIDS Hotline
(800) 465-4837 Hepatitis Hotline

Center for AIDS Research Education and Services (CARES)
1500 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-3299 (has Spanish menu [recording])
(916) 443-6629 Fax

AIDS Project Los Angeles
3550 Wilshire Blvd, Room 300
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 201-1600 (has Spanish menu)
(800) 227-8922 STD/AIDS Hotline

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(800) 232-4636
(800) 243-7889 (TTY)

US Center for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 232-4636

See Also:
Medical Board (of California)

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