Division (Office) of AIDS


Welcome to the Office of AIDS

Welcome to the Office of AIDS (OA). OA is a division within the California Department of Public Health, Center for Infectious Diseases.

OA works collaboratively with state and federal agencies, local health jurisdictions, universities, and community-based organizations to ensure that efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic are targeted and effective.

​​What's New at Office of AIDS

Now Get Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post Exposure Prophylaxis at the Pharmacy

Did you know Californians can now access Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) at some pharmacies without needing to visit a doctor?  In 2019, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 159, which allows pharmacists to initiate and dispense PrEP and PEP to an HIV negative person without a prescription. Use the Board of Pharmacy Health Services Provided by Pharmacists search tool to find a pharmacy near you that provides PrEP or PEP without a doctor's prescription.

Calling all Office of AIDS Stakeholders. Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3-4pm PST

California Department of Public Health

Office of AIDS • Sexually Transmitted Diseases • Hepatitis C

Stakeholder Engagement Conference Call

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Meeting ID: 878 2445 6774

Legislative Reports

Do you need help getting or keeping health coverage, such as Medi-Cal, private insurance, or Covered California? 

The Health Consumer Alliance is an independent consumer assistance program which helps individuals and families get the health care services they need, and provides free legal services to all consumers, in all languages, regardless of income level.  

Help Make Us Better!

You can help make the Office of AIDS better by sharing your ideas for improving stakeholder experiences, reporting any issues, or simply asking questions of our Branch teams. Use one of the three options below to share your question, suggestion, or concern.

Ask It Button

By clicking on the "ask it" button above, you'll have the ability to ask a question of any of our Branch teams in the Office of AIDS - and you'll get a response within five to seven business days. Note: If your question is not directed to a specific Branch, your question will be triaged to the most appropriate Branch team to be answered.

Fix It Button

By clicking on the "fix it" button above, you'll be able to report any items on this webpage or in the Office of AIDS that need to be fixed or corrected. While the resolution time will depend on the issue, in general, this channel is suitable for small problems that require prompt attention.

Suggest It Button

By clicking on the "suggest it" button above, you'll have the ability to provide feedback or ideas to help improve the Office of AIDS to positively affect the way we work together with stakeholders in providing services to Californians. Please note that every idea - no matter how big or small - will be reviewed. Individuals are encouraged to contribute suggestions often, and while every idea will be considered, it is important to know that it may not be possible to implement every suggestion.

Contact :

Office of AIDS

Center for Infectious Diseases

California Department of Public Health

MS 7700 P.O. Box 997426

Sacramento, CA 95899-7426

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