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New initiative aims to stop HIV infections in San Diego County

A new HIV case is diagnosed in the region every 18 hours.

The County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an initiative to get the number of new HIV infections in San Diego to zero. With the vote, the Board directed the County Health and Human Services Agency to begin implementing the Getting to Zero initiative and put an end to the epidemic in the region.

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, County of San Diego shares about the benefits of PrEP

It’s not a vaccine, but it can reduce your chances of getting HIV by over 90 percent.

Truvada®, produced by Gilead Sciences, Inc., is a medication that is commonly used as part of combination therapy to treat HIV infection.  However, HIV-negative people also can take it as a daily pill to reduce their risk of getting HIV infection in the first place.

County of San Diego offers free tax preparation help

More than 500 volunteers will help prepare and file taxes electronically at about 75 sites across the region, including one at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall. However, you have to be low income to qualify for the free service.

County of San Diego has $366,000 in unclaimed cash

The county of San Diego is holding $366,000 in unclaimed cash, and Monday is the last day to apply to have the funds returned, county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said Wednesday.

New downtown waterfront park opens Saturday

Land once used for parking around the historic County Administration Center has now been transformed into an expansive park and welcoming landmark for visitors and residents alike.

Four San Diegans receive awards for HIV/AIDS work

Over a four-decade nursing career, Vicky Sanchez has built a reputation for being motherly, yet no-nonsense. The HIV nurse case manager received the top award as the County marked World AIDS Day by recognizing four women for their fight against HIV/AIDS in the San Diego region.

County wants laundry money back from Auntie Helen's

The county learned that Auntie Helen’s executive director Michael Dudley used $6,255 for car repairs, carpeting and other spending that was not approved.