What We Do

Provide or support HIV testing and linkage to care, condom distribution, access to clean needles, HIV partner services, and educational efforts intended to help people reduce risky behaviors Provide funding, technical assistance, education, and training to our partner organizations Work with the HIV Prevention Planning Council and other community members to develop programs Adjust strategies in …

Services

The San Francisco Department of Public Health works with partner agencies and organizations to provide the services listed below based on the needs identified and prioritized by the San Francisco HIV Prevention Planning Council . While these services are free and publicly available, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor when appropriate. There are many …

Bylaws, Policies and Procedures

The Bylaws of the HIV Prevention Planning Council define the governing and operational rules under which the Council must operate. Policies explain how the Bylaws are carried out and ensures that the HPPC functions effectively. Each policy elaborates on an essential aspect of how the Council should work with the hope that clear Council procedures …

Research

The Substance Use Research Unit (SURU) and other researchers in the Center for Public Health Research work on a variety of projects with the goal of improving health in San Francisco. SURU investigates pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to maximize the health outcomes of people who use alcohol, methamphetamine, opioids, and other drugs, including the reduction of HIV transmission;  conducts observational studies of …

About Us

SFHIV.org is sponsored by the San Francisco Department of Public Heath’s Community Health Equity and Promotion (CHEP) Branch. 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 …

SEEDS

The SEEDS study was a cross-sectional, behavioral study that used respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to recruit participants to learn more about patterns of alcohol use among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Methamphetamine

Coffin PO, Santos GM, Das M, Santos D, Huffaker S, Matheson T, Gasper J, Vittinghoff E, Colfax G. Aripiprazole for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Addiction. 2013 Apr;108(4):751-61. PMID 23186131 Colfax GN, Santos GM, Das M, Santos DM, Matheson T, Gasper J, Shoptaw S, Vittinghoff E. Mirtazapine to reduce methamphetamine …

2014 CDC FOA High Impact Prevention CBA Session

CDC RFA PS15-1502, Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Community-Based Organizations, has been published. Click this link to see the full announcement.   To access the PowerPoint presentation of the High Impact Prevention (HIP) in San Francisco CBA session click this link.   Click here to download the 2013 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Report.   For information on …