All in-person services at 1035 Market St. and the Harm Reduction Center will be canceled Friday, 7/23/21 due to a break-in. Strut will close at 6 pm
Community

COVID-19 Updates

We’re providing information about changes to our programs and services during COVID-19, how to prevent the spread of the virus.

Dados los recientes desarrollos en cuanto al coronavirus, estamos proporcionando información para prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 y cambios de nuestros programas y servicios.

Updated: September 30, 2021

What’s open:

  • Stonewall Project — Phone and video chat, limited in-person services. The Stonewall Services Schedule offers more detail.
  • 6th St Harm Reduction Centersee schedule 
  • Mobile Syringe Sitessee schedule
  • Syringe Pick up Crewnormal hours
  • Social support & Individual counselingsee schedule
  • Volunteersshifts and events canceled

All individuals entering any of our sites are required to wear a face covering that shields the mouth and nose.

We want to make sure you have the most accurate information about how to access our services during this time. We’ll update this page regularly.

Locations & hours (October 1 – October 31)

  • Main Office (1035 Market Street): Limited services available
  • Magnet at Strut (470 Castro St.): Services are available Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 am – 8 pm.
  • 6th Street Harm Reduction Center (117 6th St.):
    • On September 6, the Harm Reduction Center will only be open from 11 am – 1 pm.
    • Monday – Friday 11 am – 3 pm, and 3:30 pm – 7 pm; Saturday, 4 pm – 8 pm: Syringe access, safe disposal, harm reduction supplies and Narcan. Wednesdays are closed from 3 pm – 4 pm.
    • Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 1 pm: Hepatitis C Wellness and locker programs; medical services; enrollment in HCV Wellness and Love Your Liver; HIV, HCV and STI testing, pregnancy tests & hormone level checks
  • Mobile Syringe Sites:
    • Monday: Bayview (3rd and Innes), 4 pm – 6 pm
    • Tuesday: Duboce (Bikeway behind Safeway), 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Wednesday: Weise Alley (at 16th), 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Thursday: Hemlock Alley (off Polk St., between Post & Sutter), 7 pm – 9 pm
    • Friday: 16th & Mission St., 7 pm – 9 pm

Available services

Get more details below and find specific event information on the calendar. For general questions, email info@sfaf.org.

Clinical Sexual Health Services

Drop-in appointments for sexual health services are available Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. A very limited number of same-day sexual health appointments are available each day. These appointments are first-come, first serve. To book a same-day appointment, grab a ticket from the ticket machine outside the building starting at 9:30 am each day, and come back at 10 am when we open. If you aren’t back at 10 am or if you lose your number, we will give your spot to the next person. Same-day appointments are generally between the hours of 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, but may also happen later in the afternoon. Getting a ticket does not guarantee there will be an appointment available on the same day.

You can make an appointment online if you want to schedule an appointment for sexual health services (STI testing, HIV and hepatitis C testing, hepatitis A and B or flu vaccines, anal health services, and gender-affirming care or hormone services). 

You can also call 415-581-1600 to schedule an appointment. 

PrEP, PEP, or HIV care 

If you are interested in receiving PrEP from our clinical team, please reach out. We want to meet with you! Make an appointment online

If you are currently receiving PrEP or HIV care from our clinical team, make a follow-up  appointment by calling 415-437-3450.  You can also email questions about PrEP or follow-up appointments to prep@sfaf.org and questions about HIV services to assist4HIV@sfaf.org.

All clients are required to wear masks while in the building. Masks are available if you need one.

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor.

Behavioral Health Services

All harm reduction supplies are available via door service at the Harm Reduction Center and mobile syringe sites (days, hours and locations above). This includes Narcan distribution, syringe distribution & disposal services.

Black Health Services

  • Black Brothers Esteem: Community support and referrals to food resources and health care. All groups are hybrid and accessible at 1035 Market Street and on Zoom.

For more information, contact Sara at sbaltierrez@sfaf.org or 415-340-2564.

    • TransLife: All groups are in-person only at 1035 Market Street.
      • TransLife meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 2 pm.
      • TransLife Community Advisory Board meets every 4th Tuesday at 12 pm.
      • Contact MsEarl at rearl@sfaf.org with questions.

Case Management Services

      • Housing & Financial Benefits: Benefits re-certifications, enrollment and extension services are available over the phone. If you would like more information, please contact Ellen Novogrodsky at enovogrodsky@sfaf.org.   For ADAP clients, please contact 415-487-8023.
      • Centers of Excellence: All Centers of Excellence groups at SFAF are currently on hiatus. Contact Ben Cabangun at bcabangun@sfaf.org with any questions. 

Aging Services

      • Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network:  
        • Virtual Check-In: Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday, 6 pm
        • Coffee Chats: Every Saturday in September will be virtual at 10 am. To refer your clients to Virtual Coffee Chats, please contact Angel Vasquez at avasquez@sfaf.org.

        Masks and gift cards are available for current clients. The 50-Plus team is checking in with members by phone and video chat. Email Dusty Arajuo at daraujo@sfaf.org with questions or to join a group.

        HIV & Aging case management services are not accepting any clients this month. For more information about referring clients 50+ living with HIV to case management services, please contact Vince Crisostomo at vcrisostomo@sfaf.org.

Latinx Health Services

Spanish speaking community members can receive limited individual services by text, e-mail, phone calls, or video chat. The Latinx Health Service Program offers groups for social support and health education. All the groups are happening on Zoom by invitation only:

      • The Latino Support Group/El Grupo de Apoyo Latino – Process group focusing on the intersection of HIV, Latino migration and the impact of COVID-19, Thursdays at 3 pm. Contact Rosa Mercado at rmercado@sfaf.org if you would like to refer any clients to this group.
      • COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Services in Spanish. For information, referrals, and navigation for COVID-19 vaccination services in Spanish, please contact Jorge Zepeda at jzepeda@sfaf.org.
      • Prevention Case Management, psycho-social case management, and PrEP Navigation. These services are available in Spanish and remote. Contact Ramyr Surga at rsurga@sfaf.org if you’d like to refer any clients to these services.

For more information or to join a group, please contact Rosa Mercado at rmercado@sfaf.org.

Los Servicios de Salud para la comunidad Latina/Latinx

Miembros de la comunidad Latina que habla Español podrá recibir servicios limitados individuales por texto, e-mail/correo electrónico, llamada telefónica, o por video-llamada. Los grupos de apoyo social y educación de salud se facilitan en Español, usando la plataforma de Zoom y su participación es a través de una invitación personalizada. Estos son los grupos que se ofrecen:

El Grupo de Apoyo Latino—Este es un Grupo de proceso enfocándose en la intersección del VIH, la Migración Latina y el COVID-19, este grupo es el Jueves a las 3 de la tarde.

Para más información o participar en los grupos, por favor contacte a Rosa Mercado al correo: rmercado@sfaf.org o al número de teléfono: 415-734-8011.

HIV Advocacy Network

      • The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s HIV Advocacy Network is a grassroots group of activists in the bay area fighting to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic and improve the lives of communities impacted by HIV. HAN is currently recruiting community members and clients for their Leadership Team, to guide the direction of HAN’s advocacy efforts over the next 7 months.
      • The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 3: https://forms.gle/DsWfaaYHntSDsg3E7
      • Questions? Contact Ande Stone at astone@sfaf.org.

Community Events

Volunteer Services

Sign-up for our email newsletter for upcoming opportunities.


Prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • Get vaccinated if you are eligible. Find info about the COVID-19 vaccines in San Francisco.
  • Social distance.  A distance of 6 feet minimizes the potential of exposure to viruses from uncovered coughs or sneezes. Try to avoid crowded public spaces where contact with others is likely. Avoid handshakes and other contacts with other people where possible.
  • Wear a cloth mask or cloth face covering in public over your mouth and nose to prevent the spread of droplets.
  • Wash your hands regularly and consistently. Use soap and water with vigorous scrubbing for 20 seconds or hand sanitizing scrubbing for 20 seconds or until dry. If using hand sanitizer, be sure to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face, to prevent the potential spread of viruses from surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze. Cough or sneeze into your arm or elbow.
  • Stay home if you are sick. You’ll get better quicker if you rest. According to the CDC, avoid returning to work until you have been free of fever (less than 100.4), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or symptom reducing medication (ex. Tylenol, cough suppressant).
  • If you have recently returned from travel outside the Bay Area, get a COVID-19 test. The CDC recommends getting tested 3 – 5 days after returning from your trip.

Information Resources

Information Resources

San Francisco

California

  • OnwardCA: The one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://onwardca.org/

National

Global

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

 

Discrimination Harms All Our Health

The virus has now been reported on every continent except Antarctica. Several news media outlets around the world have reported stories of hostility and discrimination against members of Asian communities because cases of the virus were first reported in Wuhan, China.

This kind of discrimination is unacceptable and harmful to health outcomes. The best way for all San Franciscans to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus is to practice consistent hand washing, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, stay home if you are sick, and get a flu shot. It’s critically important that we come together with compassion and unity during this stressful time. It’s good for everyone’s health.