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HIV/STDs

Overview

STD/HIV Clinics and Testing

The San Mateo County STD/HIV Program works to prevent STD/HIV infection and care for individuals and families affected by HIV in San Mateo County. The Program provides comprehensive, community-based prevention and testing services, STD/HIV related health care, social services, advocacy, and referrals to community agencies providing drug treatment, housing, food, dental care and other services.

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STD/HIV Testing

A $25 registration fee (cash and checks only) is expected at time of service. Please see fee schedule. No appointment necessary! Walk-in clinic.

Tuesday Testing Only Clinic

4pm – 7pm*

No doctor is available. Standard testing includes Rapid HIV (finger-stick), chlamydia and gonorrhea (urine specimen). Testing for syphilis, hepatitis C, and/or herpes will require an additional fee.

Thursday Symptom Clinic

4pm – 7pm*

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Testing Locations

Edison STD Clinic

222 W. 39th Avenue
San Mateo, CA  94403
(650) 573-2385
ph_counselor@smcgov.org

HIV Testing Van

Testing on Demand means that you can call the testing van counselors to arrange a time and location to meet for a test or results. Our services include HIV Screening (rapid), Hepatitis C (rapid) and Syphilis screening, and needle exchange. We offer confidential and anonymous testing. Call us today at (650) 619-9125.

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV to help prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are also used, in combination with other medicines, to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, PrEP can help stop the virus from establishing a permanent infection. When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to greatly reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at substantial risk. PrEP is much less effective when it is not taken consistently.

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HIV Positive Services

We provide comprehensive medical care, as well as connections to dental care, food services, counseling, housing and emergency financial assistance. We also help tell your partners that they should get tested—anonymously. We also run support groups in English and Spanish. No client will be denied services because of inability to pay.

The following organizations also provide important information and services:

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San Mateo County Is ‘Greater Than AIDS’

San Mateo County ‘Greater Than AIDS’ campaign raises awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourages HIV testing and educates people to help reduce the stigma surrounding STDs. Greater Than AIDS is a leading national public information response focused on the U.S. domestic epidemic​.

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