HIV Patient Resources
Everyone deserves positive, supportive health care. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we have a variety of resources for HIV patients. Our health educators and care coordinators can help you navigate the health care system. And we offer one-on-one counseling, support groups and more for male identified gay, bi and queer youth and for transgender and nonbinary youth.
Health Educators and Care Coordinators
Meet one-on-one with a staff member to discuss your care needs. HIV and STI care is one part of your overall wellness—we look at the full picture. Our caring, supportive staff will help you access the care and support you need.
Services we may refer you to include:
- On-site clothing closet
- Educational groups
- Emergency assistance
- Food support, including on-site food bank and pantry
- Housing resources
- Primary medical care
- STI/HIV testing and care
Male-identified gay, bi and queer youth can contact: email@example.com.
Transgender and nonbinary youth can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for minors
California state law ensures that people ages 12 and older can receive care without parental consent. The Confidential Health Information Act of 2013 ensures confidential access to sensitive services including sexual and reproductive health care. If you are between ages 12 and 18, we protect your privacy and help you access the services you need.
If you need support, contact email@example.com.
Use this resource to find the highest quality HIV services in the LA area. The Los Angeles County Commission on HIV created this resource by linking to multiple local and national databases. You can use HIV Connect to find:
- Health centers
- HIV and STI testing and treatment
- Housing support
- Mental health care
- PrEP and PEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis/post-exposure prophylaxis)
- Substance use disorder treatment
Visit HIV Connect.
Youth Groups at CHLA
We offer a variety of groups to help you connect with peers and build a supportive, inclusive community.
The B3 Project
This program provides an informative and empowering space for gay and bi young men of color living with HIV. Our skilled facilitators offer individual and group sessions for male identified youth living with HIV ages 16-29. B3 focuses on youth empowerment and covers topics that promote growth and healing. These topics include:
- Creating healthy relationships with yourself and others
- Medication adherence
- Navigating HIV stigma
- Status disclosure
We also encourage you to think about and act toward:
- Confronting stigma
- Goal setting
- Taking control of your status and future
- Building a legacy
Contact the B3 Project
Please contact us for more information and to learn how you can get involved. You may be able to earn up to $220 for participating.
Brave Leaders Unified to Strengthen our Health (BLUSH)
This program offers individual and group support for transgender and nonbinary youth under age 25. We offer services online, at CHLA, and at community partner sites such as the Transgender Wellness Center and the Bienestar Long Beach office.
BLUSH activities include:
- Pleasure-based sexual health workshop: This workshop helps transgender and nonbinary youth explore pleasure, consent and boundaries through a sex-positive lens.
- Five-session life skills series: During these sessions, transgender and nonbinary adolescents and young adults develop and build skills to support their health and wellness.
Please contact us for more information and to learn how you can get involved. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make mental health more accessible for gay, bi and queer male-identified youth ages 18-29. Community connection plays a vital role in emotional health. We put this into practice by centering the queer community in all aspects of our project.
- Queer-affirming one-on-one counseling: Everyone deserves the chance to feel supported emotionally. You can meet with a counselor for free to speak openly and honestly about your needs.
- Peer-led incentive groups: Gay, bi and queer youth talk about how to take care of yourselves in those moments when you may feel stressed. Peers facilitate these conversations and offer the chance to talk about tools that might help you reach your goals.
Please contact us for more information and to learn how you can get involved. You may be able to earn up to $70 dollars for participating.
This life skills workshop supports gay, bi and queer males ages 18-29. Over five sessions, the group builds skills to overcome barriers unique to queer people of color. Session topics include:
- Identifying systemic and personal barriers
- Developing personal and professional aspirations
- Seeking mentorship and networking
Contact Queer Assets
Please contact us for more information and to learn how you can get involved. You may be able to earn up to $60 for participating.
Please note that groups may occur online, in person or at partner agencies, so please confirm location of groups with facilitators.
The HIV Program is located at 3250 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300, at the corner of New Hampshire and Wilshire Blvd. We are 1 block from the Vermont/Wilshire Metro station.
Street parking is available, or visitors may pay $6 for underground parking (no validation is available). When you arrive, take the elevator to the 4th floor.