Below are links to free or low cost HIV and STD
resource materials and information.
Links and Resources
CDC fact sheet
on the HIV-STD connection
provides information on HIV,
events happening in the Los Angeles
community, as well as locations to get
tested and treated throughout LA County.
- California AIDS Hotline: 800-367-AIDS. Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 9 p.m. Tuesdays). TDD: 888-225-AIDS
- CDC INFO: 800-232-4636. STD and HIV information (listen to prompts) - 24 hrs
- AIDS/HIV Nightline: 800-273-AIDS (2437). Mon - Sun / 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Provides emotional support, information and referrals to people with concerns about HIV during the night when other agencies are closed.
- Free condoms by mail (L.A. County residents only)
Note: The STD Hotline is available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week via an automated system for clinics and to leave a message for condoms. If you want to speak to a health educator, please call Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
- L.A Condom offers information on free
condoms in L.A. County
- Drug Treatment and recovery resources in L.A. County: contact 1-800-564-6600 to be referred to resources near you.
- Abuse or sexual assault hotline: If you are experiencing sexual or relationship abuse or violence, or if you are afraid of your partner, call 213-626-3393 or 310-854-4621. 24-hours a day.
Teenline. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands. 1-800-852-8336 Daily, 6 pm – 10 pm.
Advocates for Youth:
Provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Delivers social and health care services to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) and HIV/AIDS-impacted youth.
Go Ask Alice!: A health question and answer Internet site produced by "Alice!," Columbia University's Health Education Program. "Alice" answers questions about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine, drugs, and, general health.
I Wanna Know: Created by the American Social Health Association, this site offers information on STDs, basics about what's going on with your body, and advice on how to deal with peer pressure.
Kaiser Family Foundation: Numerous reports, fact sheets, and news on various health topics, including Youth and HIV/STDs (located in the “HIV/AIDS” topic area). Main site is at www.kff.org
“It’s Your Sex Life: Your Guide to Safe and
Responsible Sex,” a booklet produced with MTV on
preventing HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy .
A youth-oriented community-based organization in Los Angeles that provides HIV prevention services.
Teen Source: A Web site by the California
Family Health Council with information on sexual
health, relationships, and related issues. Get
information, hear directly from other teens in
recorded interviews, watch streaming videos, take
a virtual clinic tour, or find a clinic near you.
A web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people 13 to 24 years old, takes a holistic approach to sexual health by offering support, community, resources, and peer-to-peer education about issues of concern to GLBTQ young people.
Tell Your Partner Your Status
InSPOTLA: Tell your sex partners about an STD or HIV through
Internet ecards (anonymously if desired): Also has STD testing locator and additional resource links.
Hepatitis B Foundation: Provides educational information about hepatitis B transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, management, new treatments, and clinical trials.
Hepatitis Foundation International: Provides educational information about hepatitis including transmission, symptoms, vaccination, treatment, and management of chronic infections.
Free and low cost hepatitis A and B
vaccination in LA County
CDC fact sheet on men who have sex with
men and syphilis.
campaign Web site: Syphilis information
and testing in L.A. County.