Experts in STIs and HIV

Undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can lead to infertility, chronic pain, and other chronic diseases. Yet, there are limited health clinics available in the San Francisco Bay Area that offer accessible, discrete, and professional care services for sexual transmitted infections and diseases. The Stanford Positive Care and Sexual Health Clinic was created to address this need and provide adults living in the San Francisco Bay Area with access to anonymous STI testing, treatment, prevention, and education.


Positive Care Clinic
3351 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
Phone: 650-723-9001 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
3351 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
Phone: 650-723-9001 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of STIs and HIV

Conditions Treated

The Stanford Positive Care Clinic provides confidential and professional evaluation and treatment for some of the most common sexually transmitted infections or diseases.


The most common of all STIs, can affect both men and women; can be treated with antibiotic therapy.

Genital herpes

Caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), there is no cure for HSV but there are anti-viral agents to take that can shorten an outbreak and reduce symptoms.


A type of STI in which the most common and serious complications occur in women, and include pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, and infertility; can be treated with antibiotic therapy.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

A virus that destroys the body's ability to fight off infection. People who have HIV may not look or feel sick for a long period of time after infection, but if not diagnosed early and treated, will eventually become very susceptible to many life-threatening diseases, including AIDs, and to certain forms of cancer.


A sexually transmitted infection caused by three strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

Sexually transmitted infections

Also known as STDs;  infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact.


A type of STI which, if left untreated, may go on to more advanced stages, including serious involvement of the heart and central nervous system; can be treated with antibiotic therapy.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  

The Positive Care & Sexual Health Clinic is conveniently located in a private and professional setting in Atherton, ensuring confidentiality for patients. 

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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