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
Since 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s more than 550 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, and Leadership and Advocacy. They are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
Learn more about what the Center has committed to accomplishing in the next year: 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
$50,000 helps a substance use counselor see 40 clients a year for harm reduction counseling.
$25,000 funds a half-time peer advocate see 50 clients for a year.
$15,000 helps 120 Magnet clients receive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests.
$10,000 provides substance use counseling services for more than 250 clients in one month.
$7,500 provides a nurse to administer STI screenings and treatments to 100 clients.
$5,000 funds our mobile testing unit for one year so that 2,400 gay, bi and trans men can be tested.
$2,500 helps four HIV-positive people receive safe and stable housing situations for one month.
$1,000 provides two Positive Force community forums where 150 men can learn more about HIV.
$500 helps 15 people receive medical benefits counseling to obtain prescription drug assistance.
$250 provides ten Rapid HIV Antibody test to test ten people at Magnet, and other foundation sites.
$175 provides case management for 15 HIV-positive clients who are marginally housed.
$150 provides 1,000 syringes through the street-based Syringe Access Service.
$100 provides the travel cost for a Treatment Advocacy Coordinator to attend the medical appointments of 25 clients.
$25 helps a Financial Benefits counselor assist one person in navigating benefits systems.
$10 can help provide 143 condoms to our clients at all of our service sites.
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 STD tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients
$10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients
$7,500 provides a nurse for one month to administer STD screening and treatments for 400 clients
$5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients
$1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
$1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
$180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
$150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
$30 covers the treatment medication for 1 client infected with an STD
$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: