APLA Health’s mission is to achieve healthcare equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. 

We remain committed to ending the HIV epidemic in our lifetime.


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Who we are

We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 18,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services at 16 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, behavioral health and HIV specialty care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment.

As one of the first HIV prevention and service agencies in the nation, APLA Health has an unparalleled range of experience in conducting effective, targeted, and culturally responsive HIV prevention interventions. These interventions have their genesis to the earliest years of the epidemic, when, in 1983, APLA produced the nation’s first AIDS informational brochure, and 1985, when APLA launched LA Cares – the nation’s first HIV risk reduction social marketing campaign. These experiences are reflected and exemplified by the agency’s current array of HIV prevention services, all of which are provided to the most underserved and hard-hit HIV risk populations in LA County. The following services offered as part of our Prevention portfolio:

  • Swab & Chill (at-home HIV testing program)
  • Referrals to on-site HIV testing
  • Referrals to onsite STD screening/treatment
  • Linkage to medical care and support for persons living with HIV
  • Linkage to PrEP Express
  • Incentivized one-on-one HIV prevention counseling sessions
  • Community discussions on Facebook and Instagram
  • Harm reduction based support for gay men who use crystal meth

For more information on these services, please visit the-link.la or call 323.329.9732.

For people living with HIV, we offer:

Housing support, benefits counseling, home healthcare, and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries, among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve.

Housing Support

Benefits Counseling

Vance North Necessities of Life Program Food Pantries

Home Healthcare

Learn more about APLA Health