APEB (formally AIDS Project of the East Bay) was founded in 1983 by Oakland physician Dr. Robert C. Scott as a program of the Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley. In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, knowledge was power. Dr. Scott provided safer sex information to people at risk for HIV infection from his clinic waiting room to public sex environments and points between.
Today, APEB provides comprehensive sexual health education, testing, and treatment services, while continuing to provide enhanced specialty services for people living with HIV in Alameda County.
Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.
World Health Organization
APEB’s mission is to prevent new HIV infections and to support individuals living with the virus through programs prioritizing some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. The corporation seeks to provide culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, and effective services to all persons and communities in Alameda County living with and at risk for HIV infection.
APEB Founder Dr. Robert C. Scott III (March 29, 1944 - October 8, 2009)
Alameda County will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.