No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere.
Established in 1982, the foundation works to radically reduce the amount of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, communities most vulnerable to the disease are confronted.
They refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable.Read about the foundation’s plan to make San Francisco the first city to reach zero new infections by 2020: 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
$10,000 can help 250 clients change their use and reduce the harm substances bring to their lives.
$5,000 empowers voters to contact their elected representatives on issues that matter most.
$3,000 helps us reduce HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by providing sterile syringes and disposing of them properly.
$2,000 fuels our mobile testing unit for over one year, allowing us to reach diverse communities across San Francisco.
$1,000 funds one weekend-long seminar where people recently diagnosed with HIV can learn more about living healthfully with HIV.
$500 allows groups of long-term survivors to rebuild self-determination and combat social isolation at a weekly program event.
$250 enables 20 trans and gender non binary clients to meet weekly and build meaningful connections.
$100 provides 10 gay, bi, and queer Black men with 10on-1 counseling support services for one month.
$25 allows a case manager to stay connected with a client living with HIV to help them get to appointments and stay in care.
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 psychococial case management for 300 patients.
$5,000 covers a full year of labratory testing for 11 patients.
$1,000 rfunds one client receiving Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients.
$100 provides comprehensive HIV/STI testing to one client.
$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: