Chicano Federation
Support Group

Community Outreach and Education are key in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

The Beehive Project is responsible for the San Diego area of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) and is sponsored by the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS. NHBS is a part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national survey conducted in 20 cities with the highest rates of HIV in the United States. Participants are asked to complete an anonymous survey and take a free, anonymous, HIV test. The data gathered from these surveys are sent directly to the federal government to use in developing and directing national prevention services and programs. Additionally, with the assistance of community planning groups, health department staff, and community stakeholders, local prevention questions are created and used to assess the availability and use of San Diego specific services. Participation in this survey helps communities obtain, allocate, or efficiently shift prevention resources to areas of greatest need.

For further information please contact Rosalina Hays at (619) 285-5600 ext. 383.