Our Work

San Francisco can be the first city to end the HIV epidemic. We’re working towards that goal by promoting health and wellness, giving people a voice, and creating inclusive communities. All of our services are provided free-of-charge.

Our work is organized into five interconnected program areas: sexual health, substance and behavioral health, engagement and retention, social support, and policy and public education.

Sexual Health

We provide no-judgement sexual health services for gay, bi and queer men, trans and gender non-binary people and their friends, lovers and allies, and many other communities at risk for HIV. Community members can access health services through Magnet, our clinic in the Castro, at our main office, and on our mobile testing unit. People who inject drugs can also receive HIV and STI testing at the Harm Reduction Center. Sexual health services include HIV and STI testing, STI treatment, trans health, anal health, hepatitis C services, vaccinations, PrEP and PEP.


Sexual Health

Substance Use & Behavioral Health

Substance use is one of many factors impacting HIV risk, and people living with HIV who inject drugs have the lowest viral suppression rate of any transmission category. Our substance use and behavioral health services are based on principles of harm reduction, offering substance use counseling and substance use group support. We work in partnership with clients who use crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, alcohol and other drugs to help them create the goals that make sense in their lives.

Through The Stonewall Project, clients access outpatient substance use treatment services and walk-in group and individual counseling. Syringe Access Services expands options for people who inject drugs and people experiencing homelessness, allowing them to get sterile injection equipment and connect to other health care services. We also have a Syringe Pick Up Crew that cleans up improperly disposed syringes in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.

Services provided include substance use treatment, counseling, overdose prevention training and education, opioid replacement therapy, syringe access, and disposal services.


Drugs & Alcohol

Engagement & Retention

A critical component of our work is ensuring people living with HIV have access to health care services, housing and public benefits. Through these services, we are helping people connect to HIV care and achieve viral suppression ensuring better health outcomes and preventing new infections.

Our housing & financial benefits team ensures that clients can access housing through rental subsidies for people living with HIV and coordinate access to other public benefits including drug assistance programs, health insurance and nutritional assistance. Our health navigation team helps people connect to HIV care and achieve and maintain viral suppression. Positive Force supports people living with HIV with information, learning and social events, and community support.

We also operate two Centers of Excellence, Black Health and CCHAMP, which help clients who have co-occurring HIV, mental health and substance use diagnoses achieve viral suppression through intensive medical case management and other supportive services.


HIV Support

Social Support

We cannot end the HIV epidemic in San Francisco until all communities have equal access to health care, housing, and social support.

Our teams provide social support, health education and individual advocacy services in safe and supportive spaces that center Black and Latinx communities, transgender and gender non-binary people, and long-term HIV survivors over age 50. Our teams work across program areas to ensure that clients have access to our entire spectrum of services.


Support Groups

Policy & Public Education

We champion evidence-based HIV/AIDS policy in San Francisco, California and in Washington D.C., fighting every day to protect the human rights of people at risk of and living with HIV. Our community mobilization team provides countless advocacy opportunities for community members to speak truth to power.

Our health education materials and online resources share information about HIV prevention and treatment, PrEP, substance use, harm reduction and more. Find our fact sheets and campaign materials in our Resources Library and visit our blogs.

Our teams also conduct and publish research related to public health, substance use and social support. See current and past research projects.


Advocacy

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HIV tests provided yearly

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Lives saved by overdose prevention

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Meals served through Latino Programs

Our Programs

Magnet

Sexual health care, testing, anal health services, PrEP and other health and wellness services.

The Stonewall Project

Counseling for gay, bisexual, queer & trans men interested in changing their relationship to drugs & alcohol.

Black Brothers Esteem

A program empowering gay, bisexual, and same-gender loving African American men who are at risk of HIV.

Bridgemen

Community group for gay, bisexual, and trans men making a difference through social events and service work.

DREAAM Project

Drop in social & health events for gay, bisexual & queer African American and Black men age 30 and under.

Latino Programs

Education, support, meals and community for Latinx community members.

TransLife

Group support and events for trans women, trans men, non-binary folks and genderqueer individuals.

Positive Force

Your go-to for HIV info, linkage to care, learning and social events, and community.

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