Public health officials issued a "stay-at-home" order to be in effect until further notice. We've closed our office at 1035 Market Street and only offering essential services at Strut and the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center. Learn more.

HIV Support & Health Navigation

Following guidance for a mandatory “stay home” order issued by county public health officials across the Bay Area on 3/16/20, one San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) site has been closed and most services have been put on hold. The order goes into effect as of midnight on Tuesday, March 17 and is effective until April 7, 2020, or until it is extended.

Strut, 470 Castro Street, is offering limited clinical services available Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Walk-in clients are not being seen at this time. Please call the clinic at 415-581-1600 for instructions.

If you are currently receiving PrEP or HIV care from our clinical team, we can extend your prescriptions to cover this time period. To request a refill, call our navigation team at 415-437-3450, press option #2. You can also email questions about PrEP to and questions about HIV services to

We offer a range of services that help connect you to HIV treatment, benefits, housing subsidies, insurance, and more.

HIV Care

People living with HIV have more treatment and support options than ever before. We offer a variety of HIV services to assist people living with HIV get into HIV care, start or re-start HIV treatment, get to undetectable and live a healthy life. We do not provide HIV primary care services.

Starting HIV Medications

One of the goals of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) is to get your viral load down to undetectable levels. You’ll have better health if you’re undetectable, and you won’t transmit HIV to others. In San Francisco, health care providers aim to get people started on HIV medications the very same day they are diagnosed.

For people newly diagnosed with HIV at one of our testing sites, we offer rapid HIV treatment starts. If you are ready to begin treatment, we provide medication the same day of diagnosis.

Re-starting HIV Medications

If you have been diagnosed with HIV already, but are not taking HIV medications or are not in care, we can help you begin treatment and get back into medical care.

For assistance re-starting HIV medications, contact our Positive Force Health Navigation Team. Email or contact a team member.

HIV Meds for Emergency Situations

We can provide HIV medications to people who are running out of medications or otherwise don’t have access to their medication in some circumstances. If you are traveling in the Bay Area, and lose your medication or run out, stop in to see us at Magnet at Strut for assistance.

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A Guide to Living Well

Living Positively is a free resource with vital information about HIV health and wellness topics, including medications, sex & dating with HIV, disclosure, becoming undetectable, and so much more.

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Get Tested for STIs & Hep C

We offer free, confidential screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and hepatitis C at multiple locations across San Francisco. If you’re having sex, we recommend you get tested every 3 – 6 months.

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Health Navigation

Living with HIV and in need of support? Having problems navigating insurance or other assistance programs? We are here to give you individual attention and help you take charge of your health and get the care you need.

Our services include:

  • Case management
  • One-on-one support
  • Assistance with enrolling in and obtaining health insurance and benefits
  • Referrals to healthcare providers
  • Enrollment in AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and help with finding medications
  • Assistance with housing, including emergency housing, and other basic needs
  • Mental health referrals
  • Support in obtaining identification
  • Referrals to alcohol and/or drug treatment programs

All services are free and available to people living with HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact our health navigation team for more information.

Our Health Navigation Team

Felipe Flores

Associate Director, PrEP and HIV Positive Services


Pronouns: He/him/they/them

AIDS Drug Assistance Program

For eligible California residents, the AIDS Drug Assistance (ADAP) program provides free HIV medications and payment assistance for people with private health insurance or Medicare Part D.

To be eligible for the ADAP program, you must:

  • Be a resident of California;
  • Have a positive HIV/AIDS diagnosis;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have an annual Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% Federal Poverty Level based on household size and income;
  • Not be fully covered by Medi-Cal or any other third party payers.

Many HIV providers can enroll you in ADAP. Ask your provider and learn more through our Housing & Financial Benefits services.

Housing & Financial Benefits

Access a variety of services for people who are living with HIV and need help with their current housing or health insurance. We partner with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to stabilize people’s housing through rental assistance and promote access to HIV care and medication. Many of our clients have been provisionally housed for significant periods, and without assistance, they would be unable to afford their rental units, leaving them in danger of homelessness.

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For People Living with HIV

Whether you’re a long-term survivor, newly diagnosed or somewhere in between, we have services, resources and social support to keep you engaged in care and informed about the latest advances.

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HIV Support Groups & Events

Friends, loved ones and other forms of social support not only improve your quality of life, they can help you through the tough times you might encounter. We have a variety of social support groups and events to help you meet new people, establish friendships and find a community of belonging.

Our Programs

Positive Force

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

Spend the Weekend with PLUS

PLUS, or Positive Living for Us, combines support and education into one inspiring weekend for anyone who is newly dealing with HIV — whether newly diagnosed or addressing HIV in a new way — and their allies. Led by people living with HIV for people living with HIV, we talk about living well, HIV disclosure, what it means to be “undetectable,” during this two-day weekend seminar.


Social Support, Peer Counseling & Learning Events

Positive Force is your go-to source for support, peer counseling and HIV education. Join us at an upcoming event or contact us to learn more about the services we provide for people living with HIV.

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