David Vance (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is the PrEP Coordinator at the San Diego LGBT Community 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 by 2024.
David is 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 on the Community Advisory Board at the UC – San Diego AntiViral Research Center, one of the world’s most impactful institutions in HIV/AIDS research.
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 and hope to build connections through SDLA that will help them continue to advocate for marginalized communities and ensure that everyone has a seat at the table.