Office of AIDS
The Office of AIDS (OA) is comprised of the Division Office and five branches: Surveillance, Research & Evaluation, HIV Care, HIV Prevention, AIDS Drug Assistance Program, and Administration. The OA Organization Chart (PDF)provides an overview of key positions and staff, and OA Policy Fact Sheets provide descriptions of OA programs for policymakers and media.
Branch and Division Responsibilities
The Division Office leads policy development, partnerships with statewide and national HIV/AIDS stakeholders, legislation, and the administration for OA. The Division Office coordinates all division activities to ensure that OA’s efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in California are targeted and effective.
The Administration Branch is responsible for administrative functions which support OA program areas including: budgets, personnel, contracts, grants, clerical support, information technology, procurement, and business services. The Administration Branch includes the Fiscal Management Section and the Office Operations Section.
Surveillance, Research & Evaluation Branch
The Surveillance, Research & Evaluation Branch conducts a variety of epidemiologic studies, evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of publicly funded HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs, and maintains California’s HIV/AIDS Case Registry.
The HIV Care Branch has responsibility for programs related to the delivery of care, treatment, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Programs are designed to provide an effective and comprehensive continuum of care to underserved individuals.
The HIV Prevention Branch funds initiatives to assist local health departments and other HIV service providers to implement effective HIV detection and prevention programs.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS who are uninsured and under-insured have access to medication. OA works closely with the pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), to administer and manage ADAP for the clients served.