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the Mission at Radiant Health Centers

Radiant Health Centers provides the LGBTQ+ community medical services that are compassionate and comprehensive while continuing to serve those living with and affected by HIV.

the Vision – Serving the LGBTQ+ Community in Orange County

LGBTQ+ healthcare equity and the end of the HIV epidemic in Orange County.

History

A small group of volunteers founded the AIDS Services Foundation (ASF) Orange County in the late summer of 1985 because people were dying, had nowhere to turn and desperately needed help. Over the years, ASF went from helping people with AIDS die with dignity and compassion to supporting people living with HIV and their loved ones with comprehensive social services and access to medical resources as well as critical prevention and educational outreach services. It grew to become the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit HIV service provider in Orange County, with a staff of committed and caring individuals, a board of directors and an advisory council of highly respected community leaders, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers and generous donors.

In December 2017, ASF responded once again to the evolving nature of HIV disease and announced that it had adopted a new name and new look with the same compassion and caring. As Radiant Health Centers, we are better positioned to eliminate HIV and create a healthy Orange County for all. Medications are available today that can prevent the transmission of HIV and protect those who are HIV negative from contracting HIV when taken daily.

Radiant Health Centers provides direct care to more than 5,000 men, women, children, and families in Orange County. Our social services include food, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, kids and family and senior programs, support groups, benefits counseling and HIV education and prevention services. Our clinical services include testing and treatment for HIV, STDs and HepC. We also provide birth control and family planning for the LGBTQ+ community regardless of their HIV status.