When it was clear that crystal meth was a large community driver for HIV infections among gay men, Tweaker.org was created as part of a social marketing campaign to help gay men understand crystal meth and how it affects their sexual health and overall wellbeing.
The website was first launched in 1997 by STOP AIDS Project and was revitalized by the Stonewall Project in 2002. Updated and redesigned in 2019, Tweaker.org is viewed by more than 980,000 unique visitors annually.
Tweaker.org is a place for people who use meth, and their friends or partners, to get support and learn harm reduction tips.
Jailing, fining, and policing people using drugs won’t “clean us up.” But it will kill us off.
The following are the words from an HIV & harm reduction activist delivered on June 5,...
Support Facts, Not Fear
Real solutions to address San Francisco’s drug crisis.
Pursing “paraphernalia” charges for public drug use will undo our progress to end HIV
We are alarmed by reports of law enforcement confiscating safe supplies and penalizing people for accessing and possessing harm reduction and disease prevention resources.
Changing opioid use isn’t always easy. We provide options & support.
A new program offers individualized support for people interested in starting medication assisted treatment for opioid use.
Criminalizing people who use drugs will increase overdose deaths
San Francisco AIDS Foundation condemns recently-implemented city strategies prioritizing “War on Drugs” tactics over public health.
Safer drug use campaigns highlight strength, resilience, and power
"No te pases" and "Trans Together" share safer drug use and overdose prevention information with Bay Area audiences.
Media hysteria around fentanyl & other drugs continues. Here’s why that matters, and the harm it can cause.
Stories on unintended harms caused by drugs continue to dominate headlines. We can, and should, cast a critical eye on sensationalized reporting that plays to outsized fears of illicit substances like fentanyl.
On safe consumption sites in San Francisco. Can we “re-wild” our hearts?
It is time we abandon “tough love” approaches and shift towards something warm. Something radical. Something wild, unimaginable, and powerful. Something loving.