WHEN: Monday, August 1, 6:00 - 9:00pm
WHERE: San Francisco LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street
WHO: San Francisco Department of Public Health officials, representatives from local HIV prevention organizations
Beginning September 1, San Francisco's HIV prevention efforts are changing. The city's goal is to reduce new infections by placing more focus on testing people regularly and providing treatment sooner to those who test positive for HIV. This means some services will be enhanced, while others will see changes or restructuring.
To gain a better understanding of what the new prevention plan means for services in San Francisco, a coalition of local agencies including San Francisco AIDS Foundation is hosting a town hall meeting for people to learn more about the system. Community members are encouraged to attend to provide feedback on how the new system of HIV prevention can best meet the needs of San Francisco.
Both the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the HIV prevention community want to make sure that all prevention needs are addressed by the new system. At the beginning and end of the town hall, staff from local organizations will be present to speak with any attendees to answer questions about the services that will be offered and changes that will be made beginning September 1.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation: No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is to radically reduce new HIV infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit www.sfaf.org.
The best way to fight HIV is to know your status. A simple test can determine if you are infected with the virus.
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