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COMMISSION ON HIV

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Welcome to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV website. We’re delighted that you have taken some time to find out more about the Commission, its activities, and, most importantly, about the services that Los Angeles County provides for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The Commission reflects the thoughts, views and actions of approximately 50 dedicated individuals who represent different Los Angeles County communities, people with HIV, providers serving them, public health interests and other perspectives impacted by this devastating epidemic. Because it is the primary community advisory mechanism on HIV-related matters to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Commissioners are appointed by the Board and originate from all sectors, geographies and populations of the County.

The Commission fulfills its responsibilities in the most accessible and accountable fashion possible. Commission members and staff are committed to intense deliberations, hard work, respectful dialogue, due diligence, transparency, honesty, openness and thorough representation and involvement of and by varied community concerns. Those values, we believe, will yield the best decisions in the interests of PLWH/A, and the community stakeholders who serve them.

We invite you to review and explore the website and Commission materials further, and to contact us if you have any questions or to get further involved. Click the links below and they will take you to more detailed descriptions of the Commission, its mission serving people with HIV/AIDS, and its ongoing efforts. In addition, please do not hesitate to contact us, either through this website or by calling 213.738.2816.

Projects
  • COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSIONS REPORT PART 1:
    Led by the Community Engagement Workgroup, this report details the results of four listening sessions with various target groups in Los Angeles County.
     
     
     
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  • GLOSSARY OF TERMS
    Developed by the Consumer Caucus, this comprehensive list of terms and acronyms serves to help Commissioners learn commonly used terms at meetings.
     
     
     
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  • LOS ANGELES COORDINATED HIV NEEDS ASSESSMENT - CARE (LACHNA-CARE) 2011
    The Los Angeles Coordinated HIV Needs Assessment describes the effectiveness of the Ryan White service delivery system and highlight service gaps and barriers to needed services.
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  • HIV SERVICE UTILIZATION AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
    The HIV Service Utilization and Needs Assessment Report represents service utilization among clients receiving DHSP-funded HIV care and treatment services in Los Angeles County during FY 2013.
     
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  • STANDARDS OF CARE
    The Standards of Care define minimum level standards of care for people living with HIV/AIDS by service category.
     
     
     
     
     
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  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE HIV PLAN (2017-2021)  
    The Los Angeles County Comprehensive HIV Plan (2017-2021) is Los Angeles County's second integrated HIV services plan.  It presents a blueprint for HIV services along the entire spectrum of HIV prevention and care.  Read More
Testimonials
  • I'm not sure that I can express to you the appreciation or respect that I have for this body. When I first came before you I was hopeless, homeless, struggling to beat my substance addiction, without insurance, and newly diagnosed HIV positive with a viral load of 5 million.

    You gave me a voice. When I lacked the words you taught me your language. I learned from you that every voice indeed very person matters. Over time I became that voice for others.

    Today I have almost 3 and 1/2 years sober, I am undetectable and have health insurance, I have my career back, and I have a loving home with my partner.

    If you even needed proof that the work you do here matters, that you are having an impact on the world... I'm right here

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a Commissioner from the bottom of my heart.
    Doug Lantis, Former Commissioner, March 2016
  • In Los Angeles County:

    58,503 Persons estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS (2014)
    7,196 Unaware of HIV Infection (2014)
    66,276 Cases of HIV and STD's Reported (2013)
    1,820 Newly diagnosed with HIV (2013)
    3,841 Cases of Syphilis Reported (2013)
    52,098 Cases of Chlamydia Reported (2013)