San Francisco, December 15 - Black Brothers Esteem is proud to present its 2010 community awards to Vincent Fuqua, health/community educator with HIV Prevention Section of San Francisco Department of Public Health, and to the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center. Both have provided bold leadership in the effort to end the HIV epidemic in San Francisco.
The awards will be presented at the Black Brothers Esteem 2010 Kwanzaa Celebration & Awards Dinner on Saturday, December 18th at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. It’s an evening of heritage, community and thanks to all the people who support Black Brothers Esteem and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Black Brothers Esteem is a prevention and support program to empower men who predominantly live in the Tenderloin/Polk Gulch and Sixth Street Corridor neighborhoods of San Francisco. Facilitated by our expert staff, BBE designs activities and events to provide a place for African American men to gather and to gain support from each other. The goal is to provide education, skills and enhanced social connections to reduce sexual risk-taking.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to ensure the HIV epidemic ends in the same city where it began. By combining innovative, evidence-based programs for HIV prevention and care with bold policy initiatives focused on issues ranging from harm reduction to total health and wellness, the agency is making sustainable progress against HIV among populations most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, San Francisco AIDS Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.
The best way to fight HIV is to know your status. A simple test can determine if you are infected with the virus.
Our diverse programs help thousands of people every year. From testing to prevention to care, our services assist communities where need is greatest.