San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation was founded in 1982 in San Francisco's Castro district as an emergency response to a quickly emerging health crisis. Its primary purpose was simply to assemble and disseminate critical information to gay men who were being diagnosed with a rare and frightening cancer.

As the health crisis grew to epidemic proportions and spread into new populations, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation correspondingly grew and responded to new challenges. Building upon its original mission to educate, the AIDS Foundation added comprehensive services for people living with HIV disease and AIDS and an aggressive public policy component to compel federal and state governments to address the growing epidemic.

Seventeen years later, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation is firmly established as a global leader in the fight against AIDS. With an annual budget of $18 million, over 100 employees, 450 volunteers and 120,000 individuals served this year, the AIDS Foundation continues to face daunting challenges at every turn with compassion, dignity and a sense of purpose.

SFAF Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS

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Categories Covered:Non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections, Gay Men, Financial Issues, HIV Prevention and Transmission, Women, HIV in Specific Countries, PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), Vaccines and Microbicides for HIV, HIV/AIDS Basics, People Under 30, Regional/Global Anti-HIV Efforts, Myths About HIV/AIDS, HIV in the Arts, Non-Medical HIV Prevention, Switching or Stopping HIV Treatment, Other Populations, HIV Advocates in the Spotlight, Mental Health, Living Well With HIV, Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir), HIV Drugs In Development, Physical Health Issues, People Over 50, Cancer and HIV, Nutrition and Fitness, History of HIV/AIDS, Finding HIV Support Groups and Services, PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Treatment and Medical Care, HIV Advocacy and Activism, Substance Use and Harm Reduction for HIV, HIV Testing, TheBody en Español, HIV-Related Policy Issues, Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests, Newly Diagnosed, Body Fat, Lipodystrophy and HIV, Managing HIV Drug Resistance, Bone Problems and HIV

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