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 Health Services
PO BOX 997426 MS 357 MS 7700
Sacramento, CA 95899-7426
(916) 449-5900
(916) 449-5909 (fax)


County of Sacramento Health and Human Services
HIV/CD Prevention Program
9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Suite 300A
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 875-6022
(916) 875-6001 (FAX)


HIV Antibody Testing
Capitol Hill Center
1500 C Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-7720(916)
442-1878 (fax)

Toll free numbers for information and local support groups:

(800) 367-2437 California AIDS Hotline
(800) 273-2437 (After hours)
(415) 434-2437 (After hour-San Francisco Area)

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

Center for Disease Control
National AIDS and Sexually
Transmitted Diseases Hotline
(800) 342-2437
(800) 344-7432 (Spanish speaking)
(800) 243-7889 (TTY)

US Center for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(800) 311-3435
(404) 639-3311

Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center.

See also: Health Services (California Department of)or Medical Board (of California)

Other referrals:

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