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Now accepting applications

HPPCThe Membership Committee of the HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) is beginning recruitment of new members for the January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013 term.  The deadline for application is August, 19, 2011.

The HIV Prevention Planning Council is the group that guides HIV Prevention in San Francisco, along with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH).  Members of the HPPC are from local communities and/or HIV/AIDS prevention specialists. They reflect San Francisco’s diverse population.  The HPPC is responsible for deciding which populations are in greatest need of HIV Prevention Services, as well as deciding what the best ways to meet those needs are. A brochure providing more details about the HPPC is available. This includes the history of the HPPC, the work that they do, and where they meet.


If you know someone who is interested or who would be a good candidate, please encourage them to apply by filling out an HPPC membership application. The only requirements for membership are that interested individuals live or work in San Francisco and are able to commit 7-10 hours a month to HPPC business.

If you have any questions, please contact Betty Chan Lew at (415) 554-9492 or Oscar Macias (415) 554-3955.

Diversity in community representation

community_council2The HPPC is comprised of a diverse group of community members whose demographics and skills represent the epidemic.

The categories represented include:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Ethnic Background
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Injection Drug Use History or Work with Injection Drug Users
  • HIV Serostatus
  • Technical Skills (research, clinical medicine, outreach, etc.)
  • Government Representation
  • Community Based Organization Representation

How to become involved

There are three ways to participate in the HPPC:

  1. Join the Council

    Commitment of ten hours per month. HPPC membership applications are accepted year-round.

  2. Join a committee

    Voting committee members havea commitment of four hours per month. To learn more about each committee, please go to Community Planning section and view committee listings.

               If you are an HIV Prevention Planning Council Member, you can nominate

               individual to join a committee by filling out an HPPC Committee Nomination



  1. Come to Meetings

    Even if you do not join, you are alwayswelcome at any of our meetings. Meeting dates and times are listed

    on HPPC Full Council and the individual HPPC Committes pages upper left.