HIV / AIDS HEALTH RESOURCES

The Changing Story of HIV/AIDS

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How is HIV Transmitted?

Four fluids spread HIV into the body and bloodstream of another person: blood semen (including pre-ejaculate) vaginal fluid breast milk (of someone with HIV) Some people have become infected with HIV from blood transfusions or blood products; however, since 1985, donated blood has been tested so the risk is extremely low. Unlike colds or flu [...]Read more

Treatment

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are approximately 1 million people living with HIV disease in this country. Over the past two decades an array of medications has been developed to help.  Today, people in the U.S. with HIV have more treatment options than ever before. Each person living [...]Read more

Why Get Tested

The only way to know your status and avoid the possible spread of HIV is to get tested.   If you think you may have been exposed – get tested. People can become exposed to HIV if: they or their partners have ever had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex they are the sex partner of [...]Read more

Testing Sites

ASF and other organizations provide testing sites so you can learn your status. AIDS SERVICES FOUNDATION ORANGE COUNTY (ASF) 17982 Sky Park Circle, Suite L Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 809-8775 *Look for the Yellow Sunflower Flag!* Rapid HIV Testing Tuesday through Thursday – 3pm to 8pm Saturdays from 10:00am – 4:00pm FREE, Anonymous, Confidential. Walk-in [...]Read more

Statistics

Reported cases of HIV disease in Orange County diagnosed from 1981 – 2015 and compiled by the Orange County Health Care Agency – HIV Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Program.   Persons Diagnosed and Living With HIV Disease The term HIV disease is used to describe the entire HIV spectrum, from initial HIV infection to advanced [...]Read more

Prevention Education

ASF works every day to further its prevention message to everyone in Orange County, especially those at risk. The agency offers Health Education programs to people living with HIV so they can be more productive and live healthier lives.  The agency also makes available prevention programs such as “Positively Speaking” which feature people affected by [...]Read more

Helpful Links

AIDSHQ.com An information directory and resource supporting AIDS awareness and understanding www.aidshq.com APAIT Health Center (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team) www.apaitonline.org The Center Orange County www.thecenteroc.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Comprehensive information on AIDS / HIV matters for the U.S. www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap.htm Mercy House www.mercyhouse.net Orange County Health Care Agency The Office [...]Read more

MAP / ADDRESS:

  • 17982 Sky Park Circle
  • Suite J
  • Irvine, CA 92614-6482

CONTACT:

  • AIDS Services Foundation Orange County
  • (PHONE) 949-809-5700
  • (FAX) 949-809-5779

OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm