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OA Youth Community Health in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) values the health of all Californians and is committed to ensuring its Youth have access to information, prevention, and treatment services for:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Hepatitis C (Hep C)

We invite you to explore this website and all of its resources to learn more about HIV, STD, and Hep C in the Youth Community of California.

Know your rights to access HIV, STD, and Hep C services Learn how HIV, STD, and Hep C rates impact young people

Find trusted HIV, STD, and Hep C information for young people Text or call for HIV, STD, and Hep C support

Other information from CDPH and partner agencies

Bar graph showing young Californians carrying a high burden of new HIV diagnoses relative to their population size

  • Youth aged 20-24 make up 7.4% of California's population but represent 13.7% of new HIV diagnoses, and youth aged 25-29 make up 21.4% of new HIV diagnoses while only representing 6.7% of California's population.

This Youth Community Health webpage, and its sub-pages were created by the California Planning Group (CPG) Youth Committee. For inquiries regarding this webpage, please contact

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