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Welcome to the Downtown Youth Clinic (DYC) page!

As part of East Bay Advanced Care, we provide all the same clinical services for youth ages 18-29, including:

  • HIV Primary Care

  • HIV/STI Testing and Treatment

  • PrEP and PEP prescriptions for HIV-negative youth

  • Transgender Health care

  • Benefits/Insurance Enrollment

  • Case Management

  • Counseling


DYC strives to make clinical services easy and comfortable for youth to access. Our staff hope to make the clinic a safe space for youth to be who they are—free of judgment—and receive support with what they need.

If you are interested in receiving care at DYC, please fill out the form on this page, or call/text (510) 561-7085. We look forward to supporting you!

The Downtown Youth Clinic (DYC) was founded in 1997 by Michael Darata, NP, in response to the massive influx of youth becoming infected with HIV in the Bay Area. Since then, the clinic has expanded its services to meet the broad sexual health needs of both HIV-negative and HIV-positive of youth under the age of 29 in the East Bay.

We provide primary care for youth living with HIV. In addition to these services, we offer routine screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, as well as ongoing prescriptions for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) , and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV-negative youth.  

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