San Francisco AIDS Foundation promotes health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and community partnerships.
The Foundation envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV, ultimately striving for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.
Learn more at: sfaf.org
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center’s nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org
Your Dollars at Work
AIDS/LifeCycle has a five-year average of a 30% cost of fundraising. When donating to AIDS/LifeCycle, your dollars are directed immediately to one of the Center or foundation’s life-saving programs. Want to know more about the direct impact your dollars have? Check out these two charts below.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
$25,000 provides an entire year of meals for the participants of the Latino Programs.
$20,000 supports the expansion of our hepatitis C treatment efforts.
$15,000 creates access to PrEP for 75 people.
$15,000 will help us achieve our goal of reducing new HIV diagnoses to fewer than 100 per year in San Francisco by 2020.
$10,000 enables five people to be cured of Hepatitis C.
$5,000 provides one year of substance use treatment services for one program participant.
$5,000 provides our sexual health team with the supplies needed to offer HIV and STI screenings for 560 people.
$3,000 creates access to health and wellness services for 50 queer and trans people of color.
$3,000 helps us reduce HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by providing sterile syringes and disposing of them properly.
$2,000 provides a scholarship for one community member to go to Washington, D.C., and advocate for HIV funding and services.
$1,000 links one person living with HIV to housing.
$1,000 could provide rapid HIV antibody test kits for 40 individuals at any one of our multiple testing sites.
$500 sponsors one night of social programming for long-term survivors of HIV.
$500 could provide funding for up to 50 members for the Elizabeth Taylor 50-plus Network to come together twice a month in order to offer support for individuals working through anxiety, depression, and isolation.
$250 supports one overdose prevention training.
$250 could provide for necessary funding for our weekly TransLife Support Group to discuss health and wellness issues and build community to give people the support they need and the family they long for.
$150 allows us to check hormone levels for folks who are taking gender-affirming hormones.
$100 affords a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator the ability to attend medical appointments for up to 25 clients, providing moral support and helping clients advocate for themselves.
$100 covers the cost of one HIV test.
$50 helps us provide free hep C testing, treatment, and support.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
$50,000 underwrites the cost of comprehensive HIV wraparound services by a case management team for 3 months for 135 patients.
$35,000 funds an HIV Counselor for 1,200 clients per year.
$25,000 covers 5 months of mental health therapy for 28 patients.
$15,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STI tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients.
$10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients.
$5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients.
$1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure (PEP) to prevent HIV infection after potential exposure.
$500 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 20 clients.
$250 provides rapid HIV tests, with results in less than a minute, for 20 clients.
$100 provides comprehensive HIV/STI testing to one client.
$100 buys more than 1100 condoms for distribution throughout the Center’s Community health programs and activities.
$30 covers the treatment medication for one client diagnosed with an STI.
$10 buys 114 condoms that the Health Education and Prevention Program will distribute.
National & Global Context
In the United States
- Almost 1 in 8 of those infected with HIV doesn’t know it.
- Gay and bisexual men overall account for the majority of all new HIV infections
- The Centers for Disease Control recently released a projection that if current trends continue, half of black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.
- By race, African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV, and represent the majority of new AIDS diagnoses, new HIV infections, people living with HIV/AIDS, and AIDS deaths.
In the World
- Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 78 million people have been infected with HIV and about 39 million people have died of AIDS-related causes.
- 2.6 million of those people living with HIV are under age 15.
- Africa accounted for 66 per cent of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2014. Around 41 per cent of people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy in March 2015 – some 15 million people.
How does your participation help people living outside of California?
The programs and services offered through the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation serve as models of care and prevention around the world. Members of both agencies work with organizations in several countries to share best practices to end the global AIDS epidemic.
Your donors are supporting people across the nation and globe in four incredible ways: