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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. The Stanford Positive Care Clinic offers a range of accessible, discrete, and professional adult medical care services. The clinic was created to provide adults living in the San Francisco Bay Area with access to HIV specialty care, HIV prevention services, as well as confidential STI testing, treatment, prevention, and education.
We are committed to changing lives in positive ways. Our clinic offers appointments for evaluation and physical examination within 24 hours, organizes laboratory testing, and provides cost effective treatments for sexually transmitted infections and diseases. Other services include private STI testing and general sexual health and safety counseling for non-HIV positive patients. We are conveniently located in a private and professional setting in Atherton, ensuring confidentiality for patients.
Services offered at the Positive Care Clinic include:
Primary and HIV specialty care
Comprehensive primary care services for persons with HIV infection
Adult primary care services for spouses and partners of HIV-positive individuals
Family planning and counseling for HIV-positive individuals
Culturally competent primary care and psychiatric services for the LGBT community
Adult psychiatric care and treatment
HIV and STI prevention services
Rapid STI testing, results from which can be received in as little as 2-3 days when using a Stanford Lab on non-holidays.
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Confidential screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
Access to HIV relevant clinical trials
Urine testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Blood testing for Hepatitis A-B-C, Syphilis, HIV and Herpes if indicated
Vaccinations against Hepatitis A-B and prescriptions for the HPV vaccine (if indicated)
The Stanford Positive Care and Sexual Health Clinic recommends following precautionary measures to avoid contracting an STI, including:
Have regular checkups and testing for HIV and other STIs
Learn about sexual health and preventative care
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
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The Positive Care & Sexual Health Clinic is conveniently located in a private and professional setting in Atherton, ensuring confidentiality for patients.
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