La Clinica - TRUCHA - 1232
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Through the TRUCHA department, La Clinica provides HIV/AIDS services to residents of Alameda County and the Bay Area community. The first Community Health Education site was established on Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland, CA in 1979, and would later house TRUCHA, a program created to respond to the threat of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community, especially for those most vulnerable, such as the jornaleros (day laborers). Since then, TRUCHA has grown and undergone many changes. Today, it is still a site where people in the community can come for culturally relevant and compassionate services related to HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually related infections.
Some of the services offered at TRUCHA include but are not limited to:
- Rapid HIV and HCV testing and counseling
- Linking newly diagnosed clients into HIV care and remain in care, as well as follow-up with clients already in care, or who have fallen out of care.
- Access to free contraceptive measures in key locations in the community.
- Linkage to treatment as prevention methods (PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis).
- Navigation through emergency exposures and linkage to PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).
- Support groups, for: Spanish-speaking of all genders, people using treatment as prevention, as well as a new intervention for young adults (18-24) to address issues related to risk for substance abuse, HIV and HCV.
- Naloxone distribution for patients and non-patients
- Drop-In “Safe Space”: Within the office, TRUCHA maintains a small lounge dedicated to our clients to be used for their own purposes, e.g. to feel comfortable and at-home, a need for space and privacy, homework, or other needs.
All of the services we offer are 100% grant funded. In our current political climate funding is uncertain.
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