Treatment Education

Treatment education offers free services in English and Spanish and is designed to help people living with HIV understand and manage important health care information, such as:

  • When to start combination therapy and how to prepare for this step
  • Practical tips on how to take your medications as prescribed
  • Changing drug regimens
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Questions to ask your health care provider
  • Understanding lab results
  • Drug side effects and interactions between medications
  • Medical terminology
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PeP), and Treatment as Prevention (TasP)
  • Complementary and alternative treatments
  • Aging and HIV

For more information on Treatment Education, please call 213.201.1547 or send an email to

Educational Activities

HIV 101

Our treatment education department also coordinates and hosts two free “HIV 101” classes, available to any adult regardless of HIV status:

  • For HIV service organization workers or court-ordered individuals
    Offered on the third Thursday of every month from 2-4 p.m. in the Founders Room at APLA’s David Geffen Center. Note: Court-ordered individuals must pay a fee for HIV 101 classes.
  • For monolingual Spanish-speaking clients and their families
    Offered in collaboration with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (see schedule below)

2015 Spanish HIV 101 Class Schedule
For Spanish-speaking clients and their families in alternating locations

APLA Founders Room
611 S. Kingsley Dr.
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
6-7:30 p.m.

July 23
September 24
November 19
AHF Downtown Health Care Center
1400 S. Grand Ave.
Suite 801
Los Angeles, CA 90015
12-1:30 p.m.

August 26
October 28
December 16

For more information, or to RSVP for an HIV 101 class, please contact Octavio Vallejo at 213.201.1547 or send an email to

HIV Matters

APLA holds quarterly HIV Matters town hall forums in collaboration with a range of community partners. Each HIV Matters forum focuses on updates about HIV treatment, prevention, and care efforts in Los Angeles County and worldwide.

For more information or to RSVP, visit

Upon request, APLA offers HIV related in-service programs to community based organizations, federally qualified health centers, and local schools. Contact Octavio at or 213.201.1547 for more information.

Additional Resources

Our treatment educators have put together a comprehensive list of resources for those who would like additional information on HIV/AIDS, STD screening and treatment, and more:

For information about HIV vaccine research, please visit: