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It’s time to begin the conversations about HIV. We believe that providing trans-specific information with gender-affirming health care will help reduce the impact of HIV in our trans community.

Trans women are approximately 50 times more likely to contract HIV. However, HIV is a preventable AND treatable disease – and there are more options than ever to help you stay healthy, regardless of your status. Read more to learn about PrEP and other important health information.

Trans-informed Medical Providers

Finding a trans-informed medical provider is important. Transgender individuals face a unique range of issues and health disparities, and we at Family Health Centers of San Diego pride ourselves on our commitment to providing quality trans-informed services to the community.

Being trans-informed includes educating our office staff about transgender issues and etiquette in order to provide a professional medical environment. We strive to ensure our patients receive quality care through a direct and long-term relationship with their chosen provider and health care team. This team is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences. When you call or message us, you will be directed to our confidential, trans-friendly staff who understand the needs of the transgender community.

For more than four decades, Family Health Centers of San Diego’s mission has been to provide affordable, high-quality health care and support services to all people.

Transgender Health Services

Assistance with Barriers to Accessing Health and Social Services
Case Management
Monitored Hormone Therapy
Support for Transition-Related Issues
Supportive Services for those at-risk for HIV and STDs
HIV Prevention using PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)

For more information, or to make an appointment for PrEP,
please call
(619) 255-7743 or please fill out our form.

Book appointment with
trans-informed staff:

What is PrEP?

According to the CDC, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV to prevent an HIV infection by taking a pill every day. Currently, no known negative interactions have been found between PrEP (brand name Truvada) and hormone replacement therapy (testosterone, HCG, anastrozole, nandrolone and human growth hormone). In summary, PrEP is:

• One daily pill
• Prevents HIV
• Doesn’t affect HRT

Hormone Therapy on PrEP