Welcome to Diversity Collective Ventura County
Do you know your HIV status? We are a community resource here for you! If you have questions about HIV & AIDS or want to know your prevention method options, we have answers! The stigma around HIV and AIDS makes "being in the know" scary, we are all in this together and here at DCVC, we know your status is another tool to living a healthier more informed life.
To Know your status and schedule a FREE rapid confidential HIV screening at our Community Resource Center you can simply text or call 805-665-3193 and ask for information about an easy appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All appointments are performed by a trained testing counselor. Rapid test results are done in 20 minutes. Be in the know!
Do you know about PrEP? TRUVADA for PrEP® (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of getting HIV through sex when taken every day and used together with safer sex practices. TRUVADA for PrEP is only for people who are at risk of getting HIV and weigh at least 77 pounds. You must be HIV-negative before you start taking TRUVADA for PrEP. TRUVADA for PrEP does not prevent other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or pregnancy.
Would you like more information and or personal confidential PrEP navigation on where do I get it, how much does it cost and am I a good candidate for PrEP? We can help!
Text or call 805-665-3193
Here is more educational Information. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html
Why wrap it as prevention? Safer sex includes the usage of internal and external condoms. Traditional external or male condoms and newer internal or female condoms, when used correctly, have shown to reduce significantly HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. For more information about both internal and external prevention methods text or call 805-665-3193.
Free condoms are offered at our community resource center. For other locations please see the link.
AIDS WALK VENTURA / HEALTH FAIR
SATURDAY, MARCH 14th, 2020 PLAZA PARK VENTURA
Special Guest Host, to be announced.
The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education and Prevention Program. We will be working closely with the County of Ventura to ensure we fill in the gaps of service here in the county and make a positive impact on how HIV-AIDS affects us locally.
AIDS Walk Ventura County is a fun, healthy way for friends, families, and teams of co-workers to raise awareness and help do their part in the fight against HIV & AIDS in Ventura County. The event has a long history in the county and Diversity Collective is proud to bring you our 6th annual Walk. We do this work in partnership with Ventura County Public Health and with the help of numerous volunteers and sponsor organizations. Together we can reduce and eventually stop the spread of HIV & AIDS in Ventura County.
Join us in Plaza Park Ventura at 9:00 am for onsite registration, check-in, and our health fair with dozens of health-related organizations and agencies. We will kick-off the 5k walk and at 10:00 with the route going in the opposite direction from years past. We will head out of the park at the corner of Chestnut and Santa Clara, up to Main Street, down to the bike path, left to the Ventura Board Walk to the Pier where we will go up and over the Ashwood pedestrian freeway overpass to Thompson and then back into Plaza Park.
Your donation provides the vital funds for our programs that are empowering those affected by HIV and AIDS with education about prevention.
Join us in the fight now!
AIDS Walk 2019 was a huge success thanks to all our sponsors, fundraisers, and 100's of walkers who fundraised online to reach a grand total of $38,000.00 so far. We like to thank our sponsors Premier America Credit Union, Macy's, The Downtown Ventura Organization, Pierpont Inn, Trader Joes, Starbucks, City of Ventura, County of Ventura, The Port of Hueneme, DMG Photo Booth, Bank of America, Keith and Neil Coffman-Grey. We like to thank our top individual fundraisers Ashley Anderson, Ziah Von Heyneman, and Thomas Cryer. Top team fundraisers Team We are Glamily, Amgen Pride, and Starbucks.