HIV Commission

Last updated: 2/16/2023

The HIV Commission provides advice and makes recommendations to the County of Santa Clara regarding HIV issues and serves as the Ryan White Planning Body as required by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. The Commission determines the priority of HIV service needs of the community and allocates funds to each service. Members of the Commission are appointed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and include persons who are living with or affected by HIV and persons who have expertise in the field of HIV. 

The mission of the Santa Clara County HIV Commission is to ensure a stigma-free, compassionate, and comprehensive system of HIV prevention and care services to all people living in Santa Clara County. 

Learn more about the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and Planning Councils/Bodies in the Part A Manual and the Planning Council Primer.

Why Join? 

  • Be a voice for the HIV/AIDS community 

  • Provide direct feedback on service quality 

  • Identify barriers to services that may not be evident to others 

  • Assess the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS from diverse backgrounds 

  • Improve services and access to care 

Meetings of the HIV Commission are open to the public and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. More information can be found in the HIV Commission brochure and member application.

If you are interested in becoming a member or being added to our mailing list, contact us by phone at (408) 792-5210 or through email at [email protected].

Seeking HIV Services?

If you are newly diagnosed, new to the County, or out of care and seeking services, review our Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Resource flyer. To find resources outside of the Ryan White Program, contact the  Positive Connections Program.


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