Infectious Disease Prevention in

Priority Populations Certificate

moved to Community Health Worker

Four Link Center Staff standing in front of bulletin smilng
Two HIV educators standing in front of a white board practicing a classroom presentation
HIV/STI Certificate student holding an HIV awareness poster created at CCSF

As planned, IDPPP moved to the Community Health Worker (CHW) program as the HIV and Hepatitis Navigation Specialist Certificate, in Fall 2018. For more information, go to

If you completed a required class for IDPPP prior to Fall 2018, you have catalog rights to this certificate and will be awarded the certificate after sucessfully completing HLTH 67, 91C, 66, 95, and 73* (*HLTH 73 may be substituted by HLTH 201)


The HIV/STI Prevention Studies Office is part of the Health Education Department.

Our goal is to provide quality education and career training that links learning with action. Harm Reduction and social justice education form the foundation for our classes, programs, and activities.

We have been serving the CCSF campus community and beyond through community partnerships to deliver prevention activities, services, and advocacy since the mid 1980’s.


Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations

Upon successful completion of the Infectious Disease Prevention in Priority Populations Certificate program students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information on infectious disease prevention and management; primarily HIV, STI, TB, Hepatitis, and other select communicable diseases.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level proficiency in skills including case management, outreach, client navigation & linkage, and counseling-motivational interviewing.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work with members in diverse communities including gay men, transgender, youth, communities of color, and consumers of substance abuse services using principles of harm reduction and cultural humility.
  4. Demonstrate the behavioral, ethical, and professional interpersonal skills necessary for employment in the field.


The Linking Learning and Action Center -- LINK CENTER -- has free safer sex supplies, Harm Reduction information, HIV, AIDS, STI, HEP C resources and referrals, meeting space and computers for student use, and houses the Gender Diversity Project and the Drug and Alcohol Studies program libraries. The LINK CENTER is also the home of Community Leadership Training, Gender Diversity Project, Project Safe, Full Circle, Healing for Change,  Waypass and the Peer Care Management program.


Know Your Status HIV Awareness Poster Graphic

Gender Diversity Project

is a student, faculty and staff partnership to educate and advocate for the safety and rights of transgender, gender variant, and gender queer communities at CCSF and beyond. For more information click here.

Project SAFE

Project SAFE is the student peer education component of the projects and programs of the HIV/STI Prevention Studies Office. Our peer educators are involved in a wide range of activities such as safer sex fairs, World AIDS day and Transgender Awareness Day events, staffing a Peer education and Resources Room in MU 301, and the projects of Community Leadership Training and the Gender Diversity Project.

The Project SAFE club is supported by the CCSF Interclub Council of the Associated Students (A.S.). The club supports students in the above and/or other activities as determined by elected club officers, club members, and the faculty advisor under the bylaws of the A.S. This student club meets in the LINK Center (Linking Learning and Action) MU 301. 

Gender Diversity Project Digital Stories

(for more info click here: GDP)

Transgender 101
Linking Learning and Action
Transgender Voices

Choose All That Apply

Wrong Bathroom

Additional bonus digital story created by another CCSF student Shani Heckman