Gay Men's Health


Magnet

Magnet is a place where gay men connect.  Located in the heart of the Castro, we offer free sexual health services, including confidential rapid HIV antibody testing and tests for STDs.  In addition to our clinical services, Magnet is also an art gallery, lounge and internet café.  We are a place where people can engage and participate or just hang out.  We're unique in our approach to total health - we promote the physical, mental and social well-being of gay men.  Visit www.magnetsf.com.

Alcohol and Other Drug Users

San Francisco AIDS Foundation offers a variety of services and resources for men with drug and alcohol problems.  The Speed Project is a support program for gay, bisexual and heteroflexible men who use speed.  The Stonewall Project is a counseling and treatment program for men who have sex with men, and want information or help dealing with alcohol and other drug use.  And tweaker.org helps gay men understand crystal meth and how affects it their physical, mental and social health. 

Community Support

Sometimes we need support from other people who know exactly what we're going through.  Becasue of that, San Francisco AIDS Foundation offers Black Brothers Esteem, or BBE, and El Grupo de Apoyo Latino.  BBE is a prevention and support program with a variety of activites designed to empower African American men who predominantly live in the Tenderloin/Polk Gulch and Sixth Street Corridor neighborhoods of San Francisco.  El Grupo is a weekly peer support group for Latinos (and Latinas) living with HIV and their families.

Sixth Street HIV Testing 

The best way to fight HIV is to know your status.  San Francisco AIDS Foundation offers free, confidential HIV testing at 117 Sixth Street (near Mission).  It happens every Friday from 12pm - 2pm.  No appointment is needed.  We also free Hep C testing, as well as syringe access services to injecting drug users.

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