How We Can Help

If you are HIV positive and choose to talk with a Health Advisor, they can help you in one or more of the following ways:

• Health Advisors use the information you provide to notify your partner for you without ever letting them know who you are. This Partner Service option is called third-party notification.

• Health Advisors can be with you when you tell your partner to provide you with support and to answer any questions either of you may have. This Partner Services option is called dual disclosure assistance.

• Some people feel they're ready to tell their partner themselves, but may need a little support before they do it. Health Advisors can help you to plan how to tell your partner yourself. They can help you figure out what to say and how and when to say it. They can even give you information about testing and other services that you can share with your partner. This Partner Service option is called self-disclosure assistance.

Remember: Health Advisors can tell your partner(s) about their exposure to HIV without revealing any information about you – your name or any information about the times you were together. Whatever option you chose, a Health Advisor can offer free HIV testing to your partner(s).

Below are links that provide HIV/STD resources and referral services in San Diego:

Resources in South Bay Embrace South Bay

Resources in North County North County Connections

Resources in Central and East San Diego Gay Mens Health Services

Syphilis Resources We All Test

Resources through out San Diego County of San Diego HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services

Please watch the short video below for further information about Partner Services.