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Treatment Education

What is Treatment Education?

HIV Treatment Education and Advocacy is a service available to HIV positive individuals with the goal of providing the latest information available on HIV treatment and adherence strategies.  HIV medications may seem daunting to some, and adherence to HIV treatment and care is key to living a healthier positive lifestyle.  The HIV Treatment Education and Advocacy program provides a casual environment for expressing individual needs, concerns, and priorities.  The HIV Treatment Education and Advocacy services include one-on-one HIV treatment counseling, peer treatment support, community educational forums, and access to the most up-to-date treatment, information and resources.

Contact Treatment Education Staff

C.A.R.E. Treatment Education and Advocacy Staff: (562) 624-4999


Educational Forums

Third Thursday Every Month| 6:00 pm

Monthly HIV educational forums are co-sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, The Center-Long Beach, and the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center. Forums change every month and can cover topics such as HIV basics, when to initiate treatment, understanding your labwork, newly approved mdications, nutrition, HIV and inflammation, research updates, and more. Forums take place at the Parr Health Enhancement Center, 1055 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813. Dinner is served. To find current dates, topics, and to reserve your seat, call Carlos Campa (562) 570-4544 or email


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