image of the cover of the strategic plan, with people of many diverse ages, genders, and ethnicities.

Ending the Epidemics: Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs in California

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch are pleased to present the first integrated strategic plan to address human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in California. This plan reflects diverse voices from CDPH and other state agencies, local health jurisdictions, community-based organizations, and people with lived experience of these conditions. In this plan, you will find a picture of what we hope the HIV, HCV, and STI landscape in California will look like in five years, and some ideas for how to create it.

Where can I find this plan?

You can download your own copy here:

There's also a one-page guide that summarizes the key strategies,
which you can view or download here in English (page 1) o español (página 2):

I heard you had a Town Hall about this, but I missed it. Was it recorded?

Yes! We'd love for you to watch the recording. Here's what you'll find:

  • A welcome by Dr. Marisa Ramos, Chief of the CDPH Office of AIDS, and Dr. Kathleen Jacobson, Chief of the CDPH STD Control Branch
  • A 30-minute overview of the strategic plan and next steps, by Shelley Facente, Lazara Paz-Gonzalez, Sara Durán, and Katie Burk from Facente Consulting
  • About 10 minutes of Marisa Ramos, Rachel McLean, and Jessica Frasure-Williams from CDPH providing an overview of the innovative, integrated work already happening at the State level to date
  • Almost an hour of presentations about structural changes already happening statewide to address these issues, including:
  • Meredith Lee, Advancing Community Equity Branch Chief, CDPH Office of Health Equity
  • Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director, Medi-Cal and CalAIM, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Denise Galvez, Community Services Division Branch Chief, California Department of Health Care Services

You can view the town hall here!

You can view or download the town hall slides here:

I heard you held some virtual and in-person community engagement events throughout California. Where were they?

San Diego** - Monday, May 9, 1pm-4pm

**This meeting was bilingual (English/Spanish) //
Esta reunión fue disponible en lenguaje bilingüe (inglés e español)

Logan Heights Branch Library, Community Room

El Centro - Tuesday, May 10, 9am-12pm

Old Post Office Pavilion

San Bernardino - Wednesday, May 11, 9am-12pm

CSUSB John M. Pfau Library

Bakersfield - Thursday, May 12, 9am-12pm

East Bakersfield Veterans Building

Willits - Tuesday, May 24, 9am-12pm

Willits Center for the Arts, Great Room

Eureka - Wednesday, May 25, 9am-12pm

Jefferson Community Center Auditorium

Redding - Thursday, May 26, 1pm-4pm

Redding Library, Community Room

San Francisco - Tuesday, June 28, 3pm-6pm

25 Van Ness Ave, Room 610

Oakland - Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm

OakStop, International Event Suite

Santa Barbara - Tuesday, June 28, 9am-12pm

Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building

Fresno - Wednesday, June 29, 9am-12pm

Nielsen Conference Center

Modesto - Thursday, June 30, 9am-12pm

Boy Scout Club House

Santa Cruz - Thursday, June 30, 9:30am-12:30pm

Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley

Sacramento - Monday, July 11, 1pm-4pm

Sacramento State Downtown, DTN 104/105

Quincy - Tuesday, July 12, 9am-12pm

Mineral Building, Plumas County Fairgrounds

Nevada City (Grass Valley) - Wednesday, July 13, 1pm-4pm

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building

Northern California virtual meeting
Monday, June 6, 10am-12pm


Southern California virtual meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 10am-12pm


Reunión virtual en español // Spanish-language virtual meeting
Jueves, 7 de Julio, 10:00-12:00 // Thursday, July 7, 10am-12pm


Central California / Inland Empire virtual meeting
Friday, July 8, 10am-12pm


Bay Area / Sacramento virtual meeting
Thursday, July 14, 10am-12pm


This map displays the locations of our in-person community engagement meetings. You can zoom in and out like any Google map and click on the pins for details.

Alt text: Bright yellow image of a concert-style poster listing all the cities, dates, and times for community engagement events throughout California, with faces of people with diverse genders, ages, and ethnicities.

How can I get more info? I still have questions.

You can reach us at and we'd be happy to answer your questions. Thanks for your interest!



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    —Zach Ford, Senior Program Manager, AIDS United

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    —Ryan Anson, NP, East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC)

  • "Thank you so much for your expansive and grounded thinking as you guided us through this process. At that early meeting, where we were just writing all kinds of ideas and visions down, everything seemed incredibly scattered and chaotic - it made my brain hurt. You took your time to carefully assemble all these seemingly random thoughts and dreams into actual categories and suddenly I could see what was happening. It's almost like you tricked us into creating a strategic plan! I learned a great deal from this process."

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    —Mike Shriver, Co-Chair of the San Francisco HIV Community Planning Council

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    —Kate Monico Klein, Director, Forensic AIDS Project / San Francisco Department of Public Health, Jail Health Services

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