FREE AND ANONYMOUS RAPID HIV ANTIBODY TESTING SITES
There are currently fewer sites for HIV testing than there have been
in the past. Note listings beyond Sonoma County may charge a fee for testing.
Call the phone numbers listed to confirm hours and fees.
10 to 11 AM
Santa Rosa Free Clinic
465 "A" Street
12 TO 5:30 PM
Drug Abuse Alternatives Center
2403 Professional Drive, Suite 103
(Near the County Administration Center)
544-3295, Ext 342
1 TO 4 PM
Face to Face, 873 Second Street, Santa Rosa
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
St. Vincent's Kitchen
610 Wilson Street,
5 TO 7:30 PM
Drug Abuse Alternatives Center
2403 Professional Drive, Suite 103
(Near the County Administration Center)
544-3295, Ext 342
Marin AIDS Project
Free, confidential rapid HIV testing is available at Marin AIDS Project.
The entire rapid testing process takes about twenty minutes
with the results provided at the end of the session.
The results will either be negative or "preliminary positive."
If someone tests "preliminary positive,"
they need to return a week later for a confirmatory test result.
Testing is done on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Appointments are recommended.
For more information about rapid HIV testing,
and/or to schedule an appointment, please call (415) 499-7515
Marin Health & Human Services
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Services
3260 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
STD Reception Line: (415) 473-4400
STD Clinic Drop-In Start Times:
Mondays at 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday at 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Fridays at 8:00 - 11:00 AM Men & Women
Men & Women
As the medical component of the STD Prevention and Control Program,
the clinic provides confidential services to clients, including:
testing for STD's, diagnosis, treatment, examination,
counseling/case management, partner follow-up, and certain family planning services.
This is a drop-in clinic with no appointments.
Drop-in clinic services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis
with a limited number of spaces each day.
We encourage you to arrive before the start of the clinic
and cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen that day.
Please call 473-4400 for current cash pay prices on STD services and testing.
Testing includes: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV,
and cultures of any present sores or lesions.
Services are free for ages 12-17.
Mendocino County Health Department
1120 South Dora Street, Ukiah, CA
HIV Testing and Counseling
Provides free anonymous and confidential HIV testing
and counseling services to individuals upon request.
The schedule may vary, so please call 472-2700,
800 734-7793 or 964-4713 for information and an appointment.
Services are provided at the Mendocino County Health Department
and at drop-in sites throughout the County.
For HIV testing and counseling in Ft. Bragg,
Laytonville and Covelo call 962-0350 for info
The HIV/AIDS Education, Prevention and Planning Project provides HIV/AIDS
education and prevention outreach to groups and individuals
in the community to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. The Lake County HIV Prevention
Community Planning Group Coordinates and plans the HIV/AIDS education
and prevention efforts in the county and is open to all Lake County residents.
Monday 9:00-11:00 in Lakeport at 922 Bevins Court
Michele Paulet, RN, Coordinator
707-263-1090 or 707-994-9433
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
922 Bevins Court, Lakeport CA
Napa County Health & Human Services Agency
2344 Old Sonoma Rd. Bldg. G, Napa, Ca.
Drop-in anonymous HIV antibody testing is on
Thursdays - 1 pm to 3 pm.
Results are available two weeks later on Thursdays - 3 pm to 4 pm.
STD testing by appointment only is on Mondays and Wednesdays
$5.00 for visit and fee varies if medication needed.
Solano County Health Department
HIV Testing Clinics: For information on Solano County Health Department HIV test
sites and availability of Spanish speaking counselors call 707-553-5557.
2101 Courage Drive, Fairfield, Ca.
5 to 7PM on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
355 Tuolumne, Vallejo, Ca.
5 to 7PM on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
DUE TO STATE BUDGET CUTS HIV TESTING AT THE FAIRFIELD AND VALLEJO CLINICS
MAY CHANGE AT ANY TIME. CALL PETER TURNER AT 707-553-5557
FOR THE CURRENT STATUS OF TESTING IN THESE CLINICS
AND ANY TESTING BEING DONE BY PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY.
STD Testing Clinics: Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
Screening and Treatment is available through Family Health Services
at the Solano County Health Department clinics listed below.
The clinics are drop-in. $20 is requested for exam and medicine given that day.
2101 Courage Drive, Fairfield, Ca.
Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
355 Tuolumne, Vallejo, Ca.
Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Confidential testing for HIV and other STDs.
Planned Parenthood offers OraQuick® rapid HIV testing.
Results the same day!
OraQuick® is an FDA approved rapid point-of-care oral fluid test
used to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 and 2 infection.
For more information on rapid testing google "rapid HIV testing."
Call the clinic closest to you for times and fees (if any):
1325 Travis Blvd., #C, Fairfield, Ca.
Vacaville Health Center
600 Nut Tree Rd., Suite 340, Vacaville, Ca.
990 Broadway, Vallejo, Ca.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Community HIV Counseling & Testing Services
Appointments are not necessary.
Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis,
and clinic registration is held during the first hour of each clinic until it is full.
Schedules are subject to change.
To confirm days and locations, call 925-313-6771. (Updated April 2011)
STD Line: 1-800-479-9664
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Home Depot
11939 San Pablo Avenue
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road
2 - 3:30 p.m. Near Amtrak Station
1st Street at "I" Street
1 - 3:30 p.m. Neighborhood House of North Richmond
820 23rd Street
6 - 8 p.m. Rainbow Community Center
3024 Willow Pass Road (Rear entrance)
|"The people HAVE the power. All we have to do is remind them that they have the power." - John Lennon
The Black Cat Cafe on
Montgomery Street became
home in the 1950's to a Gay
drag revue starring Jose Sarria.
Sarria was born in San
Francisco and performed each
Sunday afternoon for fifteen
years to full houses of 250 or
more, using his role as Madame
Butterfly to sermonize about
homosexual rights and leading
a sing-along of “God Save the
When it finally closed in 1963,
The Black Cat had broken the
barriers that prevented overtly
Gay bars from existing freely.
A 1951 California Supreme
Court decision banned the
closing down of a bar simply
because homosexuals were the
Manuel Castells convincingly
argues in The Grassroots and
the City that The Black Cat had
also established an important
cultural precedent for the Gay
community: fun and humor.
As the community developed,
feasts, celebrations, street
parties, public and private bars,
and bathhouses and sex clubs,
became the important forms of
cultural expression and
sociability, which in turn
strongly influenced other
communities in San Francisco
- Chris Carlsson
More Still More
Before & After Harvey
A men - only group meets Fridays at the Sutter
Medical Center of Santa Rosa,
Administration Bld. Conference Room 1,
3325 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa,
at 7 PM.
The group is only open to sex
addicts or men who believe
they may be sex
For information call Info
Line at 707-573-6064 or
contact Dan J. at 707-542-3150 or email Northbay
Intergroup at info@northbaySAA.org
JANUARY 2 & 16 IN SAUSALITO
Marin Men 4 Men Group
Offers Supportive Community
The Men-4-Men Community Group meets the 1st and
3rd Thursdays of the month - next gathering is
Janaury 2- a free, on-going,
drop-in peer support group for
gay-identified men, at the
Center for Attitudinal Healing,
33 Buchanan Drive,
Experience a sense of
community based on heart-felt connections in a safe
and supportive environment. For more information,
a message for Jason at 415-331-6161 x276 or x106.
Sonoma Boys Night Out
The Information, Event & Community Site
For Gay, Bi & Questioning Men in the San Francisco North Bay Area
The Four Points by Sheraton at 1010 Northgate Drive in
San Rafael is home for the Marin monthly men’s gay
and bi mixer, Monday, Novmeber 25, from 5 - 8 PM.
Join a great group of guys for
cocktails and chit chat.
Inexpensive wine and
beer, delicious cocktails
and free hor d'oerves will
set the stage for a great
evening. Enjoy drinks and
make friends outside
by the pool.
This Monthly Mixer, on the fourth Monday of each
month, is sponsored by Marin Life, and has been a
monthly feature of LGBT life in Marin for over 5 years.
It's open to gay and bi men of all ages, but alcohol for
men over 21 please!
Any questions should be directed to Andy Fyne
JANUARY 27 IN SAN RAFAEL
Monthly Men's Marin Mixer
FRIDAY IN SANTA ROSA
Men's Sex Addicts
Support Group Meets
The next Pizza Happy Hour for the
LGBT community in Solano and
5:30 PM to
7:30 PM at
Pizza , 2401
Suite A, in
This is a great way for you to meet,
relax, socialize, and have fun with
new and old friends.
This is a no-host event.
JANUARY 22 IN FAIRFIELD
Pizza Happy Hour
I release any and all shame and fear that
resides within me around being gay. No
matter how "out" I am in my world, I pause
and recognize that there may still be pockets
of pain within my consciousness due to
growing up in a homophobic society. I
breathe love into these pockets and allow an
even deeper experience of healing within
my body, mind and emotions. As I allow
myself to be cleansed of all shame I become
a larger channel of support for others who
are still trapped in pain, loneliness and
isolation. How good it is to be of service to
the idea and ultimate experience of freedom.
There is a HIV+ support group for gay and bi
men living in or near Solano County. A Licensed
Clinical Psychologist who has extensive
experience working with HIV+ individuals and
groups facilitates the meetings in a private
office setting where safety and confidentiality
are strictly maintained.
The group meets
the first and third
of the month,
at 8 PM, at
This is a free drop-in group open to gay and bi-
sexual men who have tested positive for HIV
and are seeking support.
For more information, contact David at davidt.
HIV+ SUPPORT VALLEJO JANAURY 2 & 16
Solano Support Group
For Gay and Bi Men
Spectrum LGBTQ Center, based in San Rafael, is hosting groups
for LGBTQ seniors in Sonoma County.
In Sonoma the group meets the third Friday of each
month, the next gathering is Friday, January 17, from
10:30 AM to Noon at the Sonoma Community Center, at
276 E. Napa Street in Sonoma.
On the fourth Tuesday of the month a group gathers
in Santa Rosa, from 1:30 PM to 3 PM at the Glaser Center
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 547
Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. The next gathering
is January 28.
For more information, call Gary Shepard, Spectrum
Project Coordinator, at 707-583-2330 (message line,
checked frequently) or email
FRIDAY JANUARY 17 SONOMA and TUESDAY JANUARY 28 SANTA ROSA
LGBTQ 55+er's Meet
Outbeat Radio is the LGBT presence on KRCB Radio 91 FM, the PBS TV and radio affiliate in
Sonoma County. Every Sunday at 8 PM a different team of local LGBT producers present
programming with specific perspectives and subjects.
LIVING PROOF airs the first Sunday of each month. Hosts
Sheridan Gold and Dianna Grayer explore the ups and downs of relationships and life. Guests
share their stories about coming out and other life experiences. Each guest is living proof that
our community is diverse, vibrant, and alive. You can contact the hosts at living firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTBEAT MUSIC – The Sunnyside,
broadcasts the second Sunday of each
month. Host Sun Bell features LGBT
recorded music, interviews, and live
performances. Tune in for giveaways
through call-ins and contests.
Musicians are invited to send in their
CDs or mp3s. Contact the host at
OUTBEAT COLLAGE – Out In the Arts, happens the third Sunday of each month. Hosts Gary
Carnivele and Mark Prell interview local LGBT artisits, filmmakers, performers, musicians and
writers about their work. The show also fatures Outbeat’s Arts and Entertianment calendar.
Contact the hosts at email@example.com.
OUTBEAT NOW! Airs on the fourth Sunday of each month. Hosts Jeff Basham, Joel Bellagio,
and Greg Miragalia present a contemporary public affairs program covering current issues
and events impacting the LGBT community. The show includes, Outbeat Youth featuring
stories for and about queer youth. Contact the hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have news to share or ideas for future shows, eMail Outbeat at email@example.com.
To stream KRCB click on the Outbeat Salon banner below.
SUNDAYS ON KRCB
Outbeat Radio Brings LGBT News,
Entertainment to the North Bay
The LGBT Full Circle Seniors Group gathers twice a
month in Vallejo.
meets up the
first and third
that will be
Senior Center, 333 Amador St., in Vallejo from
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
On Saturday, January 25, folks will gather at
the Panama Red Coffee House 289 Mare
Island Way, Ferry Bldg. End of Georgia St.,
Vallejo from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
For more informaiton contact Mary at
707-557-2662 or 707-319-1604.
JANUARY 11 & 25 IN VALLEJO
LGBT Seniors Gather
The Billys (nee, The Billy Club) are a growing family of
friends and neighbors, mostly gay men (but not all)
centered in Northern California. Many live in the country,
some Billys would like to,
and others enjoy the
a retreat in nature
for just the weekend.
The Billys are NOT . . .
the Goat Herders
a radical splinter group
of police baton
a sex club, a gaggle
of Lady Holiday's
enraptured fans, or a
lesbian tennis team.
The Billys include a diverse range of ages, body types, ethnic
backgrounds, occupations and interests. Many would claim to be
spiritually oriented, and this spirit may manifest in different ways:
Pagan, Episcopal, Jewish, Sufi, Buddhist or nature worshiper, for
starters. Mostly, they enjoy each others' company, and the things
they cook up when they bring their energy and talents together.
The group puts on several large gatherings throughout the year, and
smaller local social potlucks, with an abnormally large number of
attractive and fascinating men at each and every one! Gatherings
are created and sustained by Billy energy. A gathering is set up and
run smoothly by the loving intention of a Billy volunteer staff. Every
step of the way, participation is needed. That means that helping in
the kitchen and the dish sink are part of the gig for everyone - plus
its a way to meet cute guys and be an important part of Billy energy.
There is usually a bunch of organized activities. Workshops,
classes and self-discovery groups are offered by Billy teachers.
Outrageously ridiculous No-Talent shows are created. The realm of
ritual and communal expression is explored. Billys sit gently
together in Heart Circle, revealing their fears and beauty, telling
tales of horror and wonder from the rich and colorful quilt that is
woven out of everyone's individual lives. And there's also a LOT of
just hanging out.
Gatherings are times to slow down, relax, de-pressurize, make new
friends, yack and gossip, hug a lot, run around naked if you want,
and enjoy being intimate with other men.
The Billy headquarters have moved from Ukiah
to metropolitan Santa Rosa where they are ensconced, camped out,
and, um, maybe " billyted" at 1100 Coddingtown Center, Suite 3.
For more information call the office at 707.545.1044, email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Billyclub.Org
WHO ARE THE BILLYS
. . . And Why Do
They Have A Club?
The next Senior Men's Brown Bag Lunch Discussion is
Thursday, January 9, from Noon to 1:30 PM at the
Spectrum LGBT Center, 30 North San Pedro Road, Suite
160, San Rafael.
The group meets the second
Thursday of each month.
For more info contact Cristin
Brew at 415-457-1115 x203 or email
JANUARY 9 IN SAN RAFAEL
Men's Brown Bag Lunch
"It Gets Better" Campaign
Spreads Across the Internet
An openly Gay Ft. Worth Texas
city councilman's address to the
council on bullying in schools
now has over 2 million hits on
You Tube reaching out to
teenagers. YouTube also
carries a variety of videos
interviewing the councilman
including NBC, MSNBC and CNN.
Burns can be contacted at
Ft. Worth councilman Joel Burns (left)
and his long time partner J.D. Angle
Welcome to Sonoma Boys Night Out
SBNO is a not-for-profit site, which accepts no advertising, and exists solely to promote a variety
of events and activities in the San Francisco North Bay area of interest to Gay, Bi & Questioning men.
Send information on your events to email@example.com
It's Your Community . . . .
EATING OUT ACROSS THE NORTH BAY
Gay Men Gather for Food,
Wine and a Good Time
Gay men gathering to share
a meal seems to be something
that has been going on for ages;
whether it was Bohemian salons
of the 20’s; house parties of the
50’s or men’s pot luck rap
groups of the 70’s, Gay men
have always wanted to gather,
socialize and have a little nosh.
In the North Bay Area, this tradition has been continuing
with venerable groups as well as new ones. MORE
Free HIV testing, with results in 20 minutes,
are being offered in Santa Rosa at four
locations on Mondays, Tuesdays and
Fridays and five different times during
Check the locations and hours at the
bottom of this page, along with listings
for other North Bay counties.
FREE IN SANTA ROSA
Rapid Results HIV Tests Offered
A weekly Men With Men group, a support group
for married and bisexual men in Marin and the
North Bay is being hosted by Spectrum LGBT
Center in San Rafael, every Monday from
5:30 to 7 PM.
Call Adrian Tiller for details: 415-408-3741.
MONDAY IN SAN RAFAEL
Men With Men Group Meets Weekly
"Tales" As Documentary
The Marin AIDS Project and the Spectrum LGBT Center are sponsoring yet another venue for
LGBT people to meet and mingle in Marin
every Sunday, from 7-9PM, at Max’s, 60 Madera Blvd.,
right off Highway 101, in Corte Madera.
Max's is reaching out to LGBT people with a weekly
"happy hour". The restaurant’s cocktail lounge will
be a great venue to listen to The Rainbows and
Rockets Band, shmooze with locals and enjoy Max's
delicious deli foods and drinks.
Max’s will be contributing 5% of sales to the Marin AIDS Project and the Spectrum LGBT Center.
"MEET ME @ MAX'S" EVERY SUNDAY
Weekly LGBTQ Gathering in Marin
A lot of people, even today, speak of “Tales of the
City” as if it’s some kind of utopian fantasy - that
people don’t actually relate to each other in this way.
The truth is that even 20 years ago I had relationships
that paralleled those in “Tales of the City.” I had a
number of straight male friends and straight female
friends. I didn’t know as many lesbians as I do today
because in those days the Gay culture was very rigidly
split. Men and women had not come together in the
way that they have today, thankfully.
But the world I was writing about in San Francisco did
exist and has existed in San Francisco for a long time.
And what’s thrilling about it is that the world is finally
catching up with the City. What we wrote about 20
years ago, what I wrote about 20 years ago, is coming
true across the country. And that’s why the stories are
so popular today.
There is a certain nostalgia quality that they offer.
But I think they are very powerful because they are
describing how people today are beginning to live and
they provide sort of a blue print for how that can be
- Armistead Maupin (1998), author, “Tales of the City”
Out & About Santa Rosa is a local LGBTQ social interest website,
and part of the MeetUp.Com family of special interest websites.
MeetUp.Com includes a social group of virtually any interest, from
hiking to career coaching to opera going.
In the past year Out & About Santa Rosa has expanded from
hosting a few of its own events, such as potlucks, hiking and
cycling events to about 30 events including its own – hiking, whale
watching, walks, bowling, cycling, ice skating – as well as those
of other social groups such as Santa Rosa Gaydar’s mingles and
North Bay L Scenes dances and meet-ups. In the process, Out &
About Santa Rosa membership continues to grow, heading for
Out & About Santa Rosa’s goals are to provide or promote social
and activity events covering a wide spectrum of interests. These
include self-hosted events, those of other LGBTQ social groups
and producers, as well as offerings from the general community
Out & About feels will appeal to their members. Thorughout the
spring and summer, Out & About will be producing potlucks,
picnics, camping and kayaking events.
Find out more about Out & About Santa Rosa’s offerings by
clicking HERE. If you have an event or activity you would like to see
the group promote, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANY DAY NOW was a recent offering in the Rialto
Cinema Face to Face LGBTQ Film Series
Based on the rousing success of Out & About's first
bowling event, Double Decker Lanes is creating an
LGBTQ Bowling League.
Out & Abouters Chelle, Robert & Miguel arrive on solid
ground after a 2 1/2 hour zip through the redwoods.
With a member training to be a Roller
Derby official, it naturally fell upon
Out & About to schedule regular
skating nights in Rohnert Park
LGBTQ Events & Activities
OUT & ABOUT
Social & Activity
Out & About Santa Rosa, the LGBTQ
social, event and activity website for
Sonoma County, continues to promote
or host events and activities for the
LGBTQ community in the North Bay.
Out & About Santa Rosa will surpsass
400 members this month as it continues
to publicize events and activties
LGBTQ'ers can participate in as we
CLICK HERE for more information.
Out & About Santa Rosa Continues
Promoting LGBTQ Events & Activities
Join the Napa Valley Unity
League at their Mixer &
Meeting Monday, January 6,
from 6 to 8 pm at the
500 Lincoln Avenue, Napa,
2nd Floor of the Clubhouse
Enjoy nibbles prepared in the
exclusive Napa Valley Unity
League kitchens (well, maybe
just purchased at local grocery
Meet great folks and find out
what's going on in the Napa
Valley and the surrounding
$5.00 SUGGESTED donation
to help cover food and room
Invite your friends! The
Facebook event page is at