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Dec 17, 2015, 14:29 ET

Strut, New Center for Health & Wellness, Open January 4

 San Francisco AIDS Foundation will open its new center for gay, bisexual and transgender men on January 4, 2016. Called "Strut," the new...

Sep 15, 2015, 11:57 ET
Strut is a center for gay and bi men's health and wellness, opening in the Castro this fall.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation Launches Public Phase of $15 Million Campaign with $12.2 Million Raised

San Francisco AIDS Foundation launched the public phase of "The Campaign for Health & Wellness" having raised more than $12.2 million of...

Feb 18, 2015, 10:30 ET

Citywide HIV Testing Capacity Grows with New Mobile Unit

 On Valentine's Day, San Francisco AIDS Foundation unveiled a new mobile testing unit, an essential element in the plan to eliminate HIV...

Dec 08, 2014, 18:44 ET
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano

New Guide Helps Californians Navigate Health Insurance Coverage for PrEP, HIV, and HCV Drugs

A new guide to health insurance plans available through the Covered California marketplace helps individuals considering pre-exposure prophylaxis...

Dec 01, 2014, 11:00 ET
Scott Friesen's healthy selfie on a bike ride to Sutro Tower in San Francisco. Submit your own healthy selfie to for a chance to be part of a new advertising campaign for San Francisco AIDS Foundation's groundbreaking new health and wellness center opening in the spring of 2015.

Foundation Launches Call for 'Healthy Selfies' for a New Wellness Campaign

A casting call from San Francisco AIDS Foundation is asking community members to submit their favorite photo for a chance to be featured in a...

Oct 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

Gay Dating Website & App Owners Join the Fight Against HIV

At a ground-breaking meeting with public health leaders, representatives of seven of the most popular gay dating websites and apps committed to...

Jul 22, 2014, 02:30 ET
Robert Grant, MD, MPH, iPrEx Protocol Chair of the Gladstone Institutes, the University of California at San Francisco and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/San Francisco AIDS Foundation)

Data from iPrEx Open-Label Extension (OLE) Demonstrate High Interest in PrEP, Longer-term Evidence of Safety and Efficacy, and No Sign of Increased Risk Behavior Among PrEP Users

 Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provides a high degree of protection against HIV infection, even for individuals who miss some daily...

Jun 27, 2014, 09:00 ET

Top White House AIDS Official Visits San Francisco Clinic on National HIV Testing Day

Newly-appointed White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks today visited the sexual health clinic operated by San...

Mar 06, 2014, 16:51 ET
San Francisco AIDS Foundation appoints Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer. (PRNewsFoto/San Francisco AIDS Foundation)

Dr. Robert Grant Joins San Francisco AIDS Foundation as Chief Medical Officer

 San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation's...

Mar 04, 2013, 13:00 ET

Sequester Cuts Threaten Life-Saving HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Services

The sequester, with its devastating cuts to virtually every line item in the federal budget, is now forcing our nation to take a troubling step...

Nov 29, 2012, 15:44 ET

HIV/AIDS Qualifies As "Chronic Condition" Under Affordable Care Act, Scoring Major Victory in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

 On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Obama administration announced that HIV/AIDS will be one of the chronic conditions eligible for enhanced...

Nov 26, 2012, 12:53 ET

Fifteen Visionaries Write the Final Chapter on AIDS in First-of-Its-Kind Anthology, How AIDS Ends

When the final chapter on AIDS is written, what will it look like? This provocative question is posed to 15 authors—political leaders,...

Sep 17, 2012, 08:00 ET

New Website Sets the Record Straight on Groundbreaking HIV Prevention Strategy Known as PrEP

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Getting reliable, easy-to-understand information about a groundbreaking new HIV...

Jul 16, 2012, 15:42 ET

Important New HIV Prevention Tool Wins FDA Approval

The fight against HIV/AIDS reached a watershed moment today when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug to prevent the...

Jun 28, 2012, 10:40 ET

Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act Huge Victory for People with HIV/AIDS

 Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a huge victory to nationwide efforts to establish a health care system that works for...

Jun 12, 2012, 13:30 ET

Breaking "Many Shades of Gay" Cross-Media Campaign from ATTIK and San Francisco AIDS Foundation Encourages Gay Men to Test Every Six Months

 Working in close collaboration with San Francisco AIDS Foundation and many other prominent health organizations, the principals...

Jun 12, 2012, 12:23 ET

Groundbreaking Campaign Aims to Make Frequent HIV Testing the New Norm for Gay and Bisexual Men

San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and a coalition of partners today launched an innovative...

May 09, 2012, 20:12 ET

President Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage Marks an Important Step in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Today President Obama made history by declaring his support of same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting president to take such a position, and...

Mar 14, 2012, 12:13 ET

U.S. Response to HIV/AIDS Poised for Progress under Dr. Grant Colfax, Newly Appointed Director of White House Office of National AIDS Policy

San Francisco AIDS Foundation applauds President Obama's selection of Dr. Grant Colfax to become director of the White House Office of National...

Dec 01, 2011, 21:34 ET
San Francisco City Hall bathed in red on December 1, 2011 to mark World AIDS Day.  San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano says it's an important visible reminder to the world that HIV/AIDS still deserves urgent attention. Everyday in San Francisco there are approximately two new HIV infections, and gay and bisexual men, particularly those of color, are disproportionately impacted by the disease.  Over 19,000 people in San Francisco have died from the disease.  Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, recent data suggest that nearly three out of four lack proper care.  (PRNewsFoto/San Francisco AIDS Foundation)

San Francisco Landmark Buildings Turn Red for World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day and raise awareness about the ongoing epidemic, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco Ferry Building, War Memorial Opera...