Project ECHO

Project ECHO is a CDC-funded study to adapt and test the efficacy of Personalized Cognitive Counseling, a brief self-justification counseling intervention, on sexual risk and substance use among episodic substance-using HIV-negative men who have sex with men. Individuals are randomized to one of two study arms to receive; (1) HIV rapid testing with adapted Personalized …

Project Aware

Project Aware was an NIH-funded, clinical trial in which individuals at STD clinics were asked to participate in a HIV testing and counseling study. This study explored whether the provision of counseling reduced risk behavior and sexually transmitted infections over time.   5012 participants at 9 STD clinics throughout the United States were randomized to …

Syringe Access & Disposal Program Policies & Guidelines

This document outlines broad operational guidelines for the San Francisco Syringe Access and Disposal Program (referred to throughout this document as Syringe Programs or “SP”s). It is intended as a framework for organizations, whether or not they receive funding from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), to develop detailed operational guidelines appropriate to …

HIV Testing

Know Your Status When you know your HIV status – and the status your sex and injection partners – you are empowered to protect your health and the health of your community. The San Francisco Department of Public Health recommends that all adults should have at least one HIV test in their lifetime performed by their …

BUMP

Methamphetamines are a major driver in the HIV epidemic. MSM who use meth are two to three times more likely to engage in risk behaviors that could lead to HIV. While medications exist to treat opiate, nicotine, and alcohol dependencies, currently there are no medications approved for methamphetamine addiction. The “BUMP” studies are designed to …

Community Collaborations

The San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Community Health Equity & Promotion branch work with the San Francisco community to guide HIV prevention efforts. By bringing together diverse voices we are able to develop programs that meet the needs of many people impacted by the epidemic.  Our branch also partners with other agencies that are developing strategies to …