David Vance (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is the PrEP Coordinator at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center), one of the largest and most vibrant LGBT centers in the nation. Their role focuses around PrEP, the once-a-day pill that prevents HIV infection; David provides direct PrEP linkage services to a diverse body of clients in addition to conducting general education and community outreach around PrEP, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health. They are also a certified HIV Test Counselor and regularly conduct HIV testing at The Center. They are particularly passionate about raising PrEP awareness and access for transgender and nonbinary communities and helped launch a trans-focused branch of #BeTheGeneration, The Center’s campaign to end new HIV infections in San Diego County.
David is a fellow in the 2019 San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute and a 2016 graduate of The Center’s Young Professionals Council Academy. After serving as Secretary/Treasurer of Young Professionals Council from 2016 – 2017, David served as Co-Chair of the program from 2017-2018. They also currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Hillcrest Town Council, and serve as Co-Chair of the UC – San Diego AntiViral Research Center Transgender/Nonbinary Community Advisory Board.
Originally from rural Wisconsin, David graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College and moved to San Diego in 2014. They are dedicated to an intersectional approach to social justice.