San Francisco can be the first U.S. city to end the HIV epidemic. That's why we're expanding local services for HIV prevention and care in neighborhoods most impacted by the disease. Below, you'll find a summary of the various categories of our work. It's worth noting that as evidence mounts about the links between HIV prevention, treatment, and addressing co-factors of HIV infection like substance abuse, the lines between these categories are increasingly blurred. To find a specific program that's right for you or someone you care about, please visit our Client Services section. There you'll find a detailed description of the full range of local services we provide at no cost to our community.
Prevention: Support Groups for 1,500 African-Americans, Latinos, newly diagnosed men, and guys interested in service projects to improve our community
Care: Case management and peer advocacy services, housing assistance, and financial benefits counseling for more than 700 people living with HIV/AIDS
Gay Men's Health: Free services for HIV-positive and HIV-negative men, including more than 14,000 HIV tests and STI screenings annually at Strut, the center for health & wellness for gay, bi and trans men in the heart of the Castro, and an HIV testing van that delivers services citywide
Needle Exchange: 2.4 million sterile syringes annually to people who inject drugs, HIV and hepatitis C testing, and referrals to drug treatment and social services
Substance Use and Mental Health: Education, counseling, and support for 600 clients via The Stonewall Project, connecting the dots between HIV, substance use, and mental health
Public Policy: A powerful voice for people at risk for or living with HIV to public officials at City Hall, in Sacramento, and in our nation's capital
Education: Free online resources, publications, and community forums on HIV prevention, testing, and care, and breaking news in science, policy, and clinical research