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Village at Ed Gould Plaza

Preventive Health & Health Education
The Village At Ed Gould Plaza

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Watch In the Moment, a web-based soap opera about a group of young gay guys in West Hollywood making decisions about sex. Color in Common program coordinator Cesar Tinoco, left, and Common Bond manager Anthony Gutierrez share safer sex information with Matthew Zavala.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is dedicated to helping you stay healthy. Our Health Education and Prevention Department and various other programs can help you avoid health problems that disproportionately affect the LGBT community, including HIV.

In Los Angeles, nearly three out of four men who are HIV-positive are gay or bisexual.  

Stay HIV-Negative If You're Positive

How can I reduce my risk for contracting HIV?

How can I stay healthy and keep my sexual partner(s) safe?
  • Get educated. Click here to read our STD Facts page, which includes information about what sexual activities are most risky and information about safer sex.  

  • Get tested. When you get tested for HIV at the Center, you'll also be checked for STDs, and you'll be counseled on how to minimize your risk.  The purple Prevention on Wheels van is a mobile testing center that travels to certain areas to make HIV testing more convenient.  

  • Get support. WeHo Life can help you make better choices about sex and meet other men. 
  • Get treatment. You can get leading-edge medical care at the Center's Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic, regardless of your ability to pay.

  • Get support. Check out support groups and community panels offered through the Center's Positive Images program. It's a great way to get support making difficult decisions and to meet other men living with HIV.
  • Substance Abuse  

    Are you worried about the role meth plays in your life? The Center has services that can help: 





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