San Francisco can be the first U.S. city to end the HIV epidemic. That's why we're expanding local services for HIV prevention and care in neighborhoods most impacted by the disease. Below, you'll find a summary of the various categories of our work. It's worth noting that as evidence mounts about the links between HIV prevention, treatment, and addressing co-factors of HIV infection like substance abuse, the lines between these categories are increasingly blurred. To find a specific program that's right for you or someone you care about, please visit our Client Services section. There you'll find a detailed description of the full range of local services we provide at no cost to our community.
Prevention: Support Groups for 1,500 African-Americans, Latinos, newly diagnosed men, and guys interested in service projects to improve our community via Stop AIDS Project
Care: Case management and peer advocacy services, housing assistance, and financial benefits counseling for more than 550 people living with HIV/AIDS
Gay Men's Health: Free services and more than 10,000 HIV tests annually at Magnet, the gay men's health center in the heart of the Castro, and an HIV testing van that delivers services citywide
Needle Exchange: 2.4 million sterile syringes annually to people who inject drugs, HIV and hepatitis C testing, and referrals to drug treatment and social services
Substance Use and Mental Health: Education, counseling, and support for 500 clients via The Stonewall Project, connecting the dots between HIV, substance use, and mental health
Public Policy: A powerful voice for people at risk for or living with HIV to public officials at City Hall, in Sacramento, and in our nation's capitol
Education:Free online resources, publications, and community forums on HIV prevention, testing, and care, and breaking news in science, policy, and clinical research
We are driven by three ambitious goals for 2015, which include reducing by 50% the number of new HIV infections in San Francisco, ensuring that all San Franciscans know their current HIV status and ensuring access to proper HIV care for all San Franciscans who need it. We cannot be successful alone. That's why we work in partnership with peer organizations throughout the city to expand the reach and impact of our efforts. In addition to our ongoing partnerships for service delivery across San Francisco, we also offer funding to organizations in our community through the Community Partners Program:
- Community Partners Program (CPP)
Part of the Foundation’s AIDS Walk SF event, produced in partnership with MZA EVENTS, allows community partners to form their own teams and receive 100% of the proceeds from their team participants, restrictions apply. San Francisco AIDS Foundation covers all administrative, overhead and event costs. See the application document for more details.