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

A graphic banner that reads “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.

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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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