HIV/AIDS is 100% Preventable!
Effective treatment is available for HIV/AIDS!
Hello, my name is Gloria Lockett and I am retiring from the roll as Executive Director of the California Prostitutes Education Project (CAL-PEP) effective at the of December 2019. Upon my exit Lisa Ryan, our new Executive Director, will continue CAL-PEP’s work and dedication to eliminating the spread of HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases with in communities of color. CAL-PEP is in the community and works closely with community members to increase wellness and knowledge to reduce their risks. We work with individuals most at risk for HIV to include sex workers, substance users, homeless individuals, at-risk youth, ex-offenders and seniors.
CAL-PEP provides street outreach, education, mobile and Rapid HIV & Viral Hepatitis testing, case management, peer support, navigation and retention for HIV positive individuals, medical van transportation and youth health and substance abuse prevention services. Our work is supported by community based research and evaluation.
Many of our clients are impacted by gentrification in Oakland. We work in the community where high risk individuals congregate using our mobile testing clinics. We visit street venues, neighborhoods, tent cities, abandoned buildings, homeless shelters, transitional housing locations and parks. We conduct grill-outs, hold house parties, participate in health fairs and hold community forums.