AIDS Lifecycle - Ride to end AIDS

Fighting AIDS

For more than 30 years, San Francisco AIDS Foundation has been answering the call from our community. A lot has changed since we first opened our doors on Castro Street in 1982, but our commitment remains the same: to see the end of HIV/AIDS. 

Through education, advocacy, and free local services for prevention and care, San Francisco AIDS Foundation confronts HIV in neighborhoods most impacted by the disease and gives a powerful voice to all people living with the disease nationwide.

We are committed to making routine HIV testing the community norm, so that everyone is aware of his or her HIV status regardless of perceived risk. We are actively engaged in improving health—and health care access—for people living with HIV.

With the valuable support of thousands of individuals standing behind us, San Francisco AIDS Foundation is committed to these outcomes:

Reducing HIV infections: By devising new prevention tools and relying on proven scientific research and community knowledge, the foundation is working to dramatically reduce new HIV infections.

Encouraging HIV testing: The foundation provides HIV testing, STI screening, counseling services, and awareness campaigns to increase both supply and demand for testing in communities most affected by the disease.

Improving health for people living with HIV: Our housing and medical referral programs, counseling and treatment for substance abuse, and weekly drop-in groups are closely connected to excellent client health. The foundation actively lobbies for universal access to health care and is determined to fight institutional obstacles and empower our clients and others to navigate the red tape that frustrates access to care and treatment.

To learn about all of the foundation’s programs, public policy work and information services, read the foundation fact sheet or visit