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Community

We are committed to fostering mutually benefitting relationships with our community members.

It is through engagement with our community stakeholders that we are able to provide quality educational programs, services and expert care that are reflective of the needs of Los Angeles' diverse populations. 

Get Involved

Join us every month at our Community Advisory Board (CAB) meetings for the latest HIV-related research and health tips.

We also host, in conjunction with the three other sites within our UCLA APT-CTU research network (UCLA Vine Street, Harbor-UCLA and AIDS Research Alliance), a quarterly Prevention CAB to discuss topics surrounding HIV prevention.

For upcoming community lectures, meetings and events, please see our Calendar.


Making Connections

Through collaboration, we can strengthen the work being done to combat HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, and build linkages to integrated prevention, treatment and care services that reach across organizational lines.

Partner of the Month

Each month we feature a local community partner whose work is reflective of our mission to transform lives through quality care, cutting-edge research and accessible education.

Ongoing Collaborations

We strive to provide our patients and supporters with a comprehensive knowledge of local organizations and services available.
We support the below organizations as great resources for testing, treatment, care, support groups, and education:

The UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is home to a diverse group of researchers, united by their dedication to understand, prevent and ultimately eradicate HIV.

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.  APLA offers a wide variety of services and programs including testing, case management, training and education.

Being Alive is a membership organization of 1,200+ people living with HIV/AIDS that serves as a beacon of emotional support, treatment information, and empowerment by providing comprehensive wellness services, educational lectures and support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS free of charge.

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. BAI works to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV by conducting trainings, offering technical assistance, disseminating information and providing advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) is guided by the premise that when people understand the science of HIV/AIDS they are less likely to participate in stigmatizing behavior, more likely to access treatment, better able to adhere to their regimens, and better positioned to influence HIV/AIDS policy.  BTAN is part of a commitment by the Black AIDS Institute to help raise HIV science and literacy in the Black community.  Since 2010, BTAN has been working in Houston, Texas: Jackson, Mississippi; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 2011, BTAN expanded its efforts to Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Los Angeles, California.

The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, leverages world class science to combat HIV globally, in partnership with communities, families, and individuals impacted by the pandemic, with strategies for integrating, promoting, and diffusing HIV detection, prevention, and care as their primary mission.

Ladies of Diversity (LODi) program links HIV-positive women of color to HIV medical care through referrals to a well-established network of medical providers based on each woman's individual needs.  A program of JWCH Institute, LODi assists women of color in understanding their role in seeking care and maintaining their overall health.

Minority AIDS Project (MAP) provides free of charge educational and other HIV/AIDS related support services to eligible individuals without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, culture, language or other circumstances. MAP strives to ensure community-based access to respectful and efficient health promotion and disease prevention services through the provision of critical support that works to bridge the gap of services for their multi-ethnic clients.

T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic improves the well-being of in-need, underserved communities in Los Angeles by providing access to high-quality healthcare and preventive education for all, regardless of ability to pay, while being mindful of the diverse cultural, social and economic factors that make up the foundation of the community.  

We welcome new opportunities for collaboration.  Please contact our outreach team at CAREoutreach@mednet.ucla.edu to get started.