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) 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

(800) 232-4636 Spanish Speaking

(800) 243-7889 TTY


Sacramento County Health and Human Services

HIV/CD Prevention Program

9333 Tech Center Drive

Sacramento, CA 95826

(916) 875-6022

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 95811

(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) CDC-INFO (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)