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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: April 30, 2021

What’s open:

  • Stonewall Project — via phone and video chat. The Stonewall Services Schedule offers more detail.
  • 6th St Harm Reduction Centersee schedule for details
  • 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.

Locations & hours (April 1 – April 30)

  • Main Office (1035 Market Street) – Closed
  • Magnet at Strut (470 Castro St.): Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time. Sexual health screenings, PrEP follow-ups, and STI testing & treatment offered by appointment Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 am – 8 pm. Call 415-581-1600 to schedule an appointment. To start PrEP, make an appointment online.
  • 6th Street Harm Reduction Center (117 6th St.): Syringe access, safe disposal, harm reduction supplies and Narcan are available Monday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm and 3:30 pm – 7 pm, and Saturday, 4 pm – 8 pm. The Hepatitis C Wellness and locker programs, and medical services are available Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 1 pm. Enrollment for HCV Wellness / Love Your Liver is open Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 1 pm. HIV, HCV and STI testing, pregnancy tests, and hormone checks are available Tuesday – Friday from 11 am – 1 pm.
  • 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

San Francisco AIDS Foundation remains committed to providing essential services during COVID-19 because we know that people living with and affected by HIV need us now more than ever.

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

COVID-19 vaccine appointments

San Francisco AIDS Foundation has been authorized by the California Department of Public Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals. Because of limited vaccine supply appointments are available on a limited basis for current clients of SFAF programs. Learn more on our COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment page.

Sexual health services

Appointments for routine testing for HIV, hepatitis C and sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) are available. If you do not have symptoms of an STI, but would like to receive a sexual health screening with STI testing, make an appointment Tuesday – Saturday by calling 415-581-1600.

If you have symptoms of a suspected sexually transmitted infection, would like to be screened for STIs, or have had a recent HIV exposure, please call 415-581-1600 and select option #3 to be connected with the nursing team at Magnet. They will be able to coordinate services and testing for you.

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, we can extend your prescriptions. To request a refill, call our navigation team at 415-437-3450. PrEP clients are being seen for follow-up visits on a limited basis. 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.

Syringe Access Services

All harm reduction supplies are available via door service at the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center and mobile syringe sites (days, hours and locations above). This includes Narcan distribution, syringe distribution & disposal services.

  • Syringe Pick Up Crew: Our street-based syringe disposal team is providing rapid response syringe pickups normal hours, Monday-Sunday, 7 am – 7 pm. Learn more about the Syringe Pick Up Crew.
  • In-person Stonewall Project groups and walk-ins at 1035 Market Street and Strut are on hold at this time. Clients in our enrolled program can access substance use counseling sessions by phone and via video chat. Some group services are also occurring via video conference. Please refer to this schedule of the Stonewall groups to learn more. If you have questions about Stonewall or the group schedule, call 415-487-3100 or email stonewall@sfaf.orgNote: This is not crisis service and response may be delayed pending staff availability. Please dial 911 or take yourself to the nearest emergency room if there is a life-threatening emergency.

Black Health Services

  • Black Brothers Esteem: Community support and referrals to food resources and health care. The following groups will be offered on video chat:
  • TransLife: We are currently offering one-on-one check-ins and health and wellness referrals by phone or video chat. To join the group or set up an appointment, please reach out to MsEarl at rearl@sfaf.org.

Case Management Services

  • Housing & Benefits: Benefits recertifications, enrollment and extension services are available over the phone. Please reach out to your case manager directly or email Jesus Moreno at jmoreno@sfaf.org, or leave a voicemail at 415-487-3037 if you want to schedule an appointment. For ADAP clients, please contact 415-487-8023.
  • Centers of Excellence: Medical case managers are offering one-on-one support via phone or through video chats. The following group will be offered on video chat: 
    • CCHAMP/Access Hope/Black Health Weekly Support Group: Fridays at 12 am
    • To set up an appointment, send an email to Sabina Simmons at ssimmons@sfaf.org. Clients of UCSF Ward 86 or Parnassus should request a referral from their current social worker.

Aging Services

  • Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network/Bridgemen: The following groups will be offered virtually on Zoom: 
    • Virtual Check-In: Every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesday, 6 pm
    • Virtual Coffee Chats: Every Saturday, 10 am

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

The Latinx Health Services Program

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
  • COVID-19 Prevention & Education Group – Every 1st and last Tuesday, 3 pm
  • Sexual Health Group: Every 1st and last Friday, 3 pm
  • Peer Health Educator Training/Promotor de Salud: Every Monday and Wednesday, 9am

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.

Community Events

Volunteer Services

All volunteer shifts and events are canceled but sign-up for our email newsletter for upcoming opportunities.


Prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • Get vaccinated if you are eligible. Check your eligibility on the COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco webpage.
  • 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.