SFHIV.ORG San Francisco Health Information Viability
The focus area guiding our vision is to reach optimal health for people at risk or living with HIV. CHEP supports this vision by making sure all of its prevention efforts contribute to:
- Decrease the number of new infections
- Increase the percent of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV who receive care
- Increase the percent of individuals HIV infected who are virally suppressed
- For over three decades community members and local organizations have partnered with the Department of Public Health to design and deliver HIV prevention services. San Francisco continues to lead in the fight against HIV, and we are proud to share in these efforts.
What we do
For more than twenty years, community members and local organizations have partnered with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to design and deliver effective HIV prevention services. These collaborations have been so successful that across the nation, this type of public-private partnership for prevention is called the San Francisco Model.
Effective HIV prevention is sex-positive and built on the knowledge of those most affected by HIV. Because everyone is different, we work to reduce harm in a manner and pace appropriate to individuals and their communities. We believe that to achieve optimal Health services, we must include all the diversity that makes San Francisco such a vibrant city.
We are committed to engaging you as a partner in leadership as we collectively assume the responsibility for ending the HIV epidemic. We encourage you to use our website to exchange information, best practices, community needs, and emerging concerns. We are all in this together, and your active participation will insure the continuation of our San Francsico Model.
Our Mission is to reduce HIV infection through promoting health and enabling individuals and communities to increase control over conditions affecting their health. In 2004, we implemented some challenging, but (we think) achievable goals. By the end of 2008 our goals are to:
- Reduce new HIV infections among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and male-to-female transgendered persons by 50%
- Reduce new HIV infections among injection drug users by 50%
- Eliminate new infections among women, and men who have sex exclusively with women
- Eliminate perinatal infections