HIV Prevention Program

The HIV Prevention Program focuses on identifying persons with HIV, informing them of their status, and linking them to care. Key services include Rapid HIV Testing and Prevention with Positives. These efforts support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related health disparities.

Partner elicitation services, linkage to care, retention and reengagement in care, health education/risk reduction, and rapid hepatitis C testing are additional prevention services provided by the program.
 

For more information, please call the HIV Prevention Program at (800) 255-6560.

Rapid HIV Testing & Counseling

Rapid HIV testing services are provided at both Public Health clinics and the mobile testing unit (MTU). Testing sites are scheduled at set locations and times each month throughout San Bernardino County. The rapid test involves a simple oral swab and results are ready in 20 minutes. All results are given in person. HIV risk assessment and counseling services are provided during the testing process. Partner elicitation services and linkage to care and treatment are provided to persons with HIV.

All testing services are FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL for persons 12 years of age and older (if under 12, parental consent is required). Rapid testing sites are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. FREE informational brochures, latex condoms, female condoms, dental dams and bleach kits are available.

For additional information on Rapid HIV testing and/or locations, please call (800) 255-6560. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends routine HIV screening for all adults, adolescents and pregnant women in all health care settings. Reproductive Health and STD Services include routine HIV screening.
 

Call 1-800-722-4777 to make an appointment for all clinical services, including STD testing.
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Monthly Rapid HIV Testing Sites

View the Rapid HIV Testing monthly calendar.

Public Health Centers

San Bernardino Health Center
606 E. Mill Street, San Bernardino
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Hesperia Community Health Center
16453 Bear Valley Road, Hesperia
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Ontario Health Center
150 E. Holt Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Ontario
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Central/East Valley Mobile Testing Locations

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Day Reporting Center
1465 S. D Street, San Bernardino
Every 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

H Street Clinic
1329 N. H Street, San Bernardino
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

F and Baseline Streets
Southeast corner of F Street and Baseline Street intersection, San Bernardino
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

West End Mobile Testing Locations

Fontana Probation Day Reporting Center
17830 Arrow Boulevard, Fontana
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

High Desert Mobile Testing Locations

Desert Manna (Behind)
2nd Avenue and Main Street, Barstow
Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Barstow Probation Day Reporting Center
220 E. Buena Vista Street, Barstow
Every 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Victorville Probation Day Reporting Center
15480 Ramona Avenue, Victorville
Every 3rd Thursday of “odd” months
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Low Desert Mobile Testing Locations

Joshua Tree Probation Day Reporting Center
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Prevention With Positives

Prevention And Risk Reduction Education

Prevention with Positives is an intervention service provided to HIV-positive individuals receiving medical care and treatment in the Public Health Department’s HIV Specialty Clinics located in San Bernardino, Ontario and Hesperia.

Health education and risk reduction services are provided to patients including basic HIV education, risk reduction counseling, treatment adherence support, partner elicitation services (assistance in disclosing HIV status to partners), and referrals to other available resources. In addition, collaborated outreach efforts are performed to retain and/or reengage patients in HIV medical care.

Other HIV Prevention Services

Street-level outreach is conducted to individuals at highest risk for contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). FREE monthly educational workshops are offered to satisfy court orders for HIV/AIDS classes. A certificate of completion is provided to participants. Please call (800) 255-6560 to register.

View the HIV 101 Fact Sheet. Additional online resource available on the Reports, Data & Resources page.
 

To speak with a Health Educator on treatment and additional resources, please call (800) 255-6560.