December 14, 2010
Request for Proposals No. 21-2010
“HIV Prevention Programs for Communities Higly Affected by HIV”
TMSM Community Forum
Transmales who have sex with males (TMSM) are an emerging HIV risk population. On December 13, 2010 The HIV Prevention Section in collaboration with the HIV Prevention Planning Council and Magnet heald a community forum about the HIV prevention needs of TMSM in San Francisco.
November 17, 2010
The HIV Prevention Section’s Request for Proposals (RFP) 21-2010 “HIV Prevention Programs for Communities Highly Affected by HIV” was released on November 17, 2010. The complete RFP package can be downloaded from the following site:
November 4, 2010
The estimated release date for the RFP is November 17, 2010. This date is tentative and is subject to change. Applications will be due in 2011.
September 22, 2010
This update is offered in response to community and provider inquiries about the HIV Prevention Section’s request for proposals (RFP).
The following timeline is subject to change. We will provide an update if we anticipate any changes.
We are aiming to release the RFP in November 2010. Applications will be due in 2011.
We are aware that HIV Health Services (HHS) will also be issuing an RFP in 2010. We are working closely with HHS to ensure that proposal due dates and other key dates do not conflict, in order to minimize the burden on applicants.
August 27, 2010
The HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) Steering Committee approved to support the Vienna Declaration. To learn more about the Vienna Declaration, click here.
July 23, 2010
The Membership Committee of the HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) has started its annual effort to recruit new Council members. More information
July 22, 2010
HIV/AIDS Funding Restored in SF Budget
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 on Tuesday, July 20 to pass a $6.5 billion budget that includes a total of more than $1 million to restore funding related to HIV/AIDS and youth. More
July 20, 2010
National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Last week, President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan to fight HIV in the United States with three primary goals:
Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV;
Increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV; and,
Reducing HIV-related health disparities.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy demands unprecedented levels of coordination among Federal agencies, state and local government and community groups to achieve our goals. This plan outlines the steps the Federal Government will take to implement this strategy. Federal Implementation Plan
Also, on July 13 2010, President Barack Obama issued this memorandum to the heads of Federal agencies and departments regarding the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. President’s Memorandum to Federal Agencies
July 18, 2010
XVIII International AIDS Conference
Pprovided by the Kaiser Family Foundation
July 18-23, 2010
June 29, 2010
New Directions in HIV Prevention: HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) Work Group
June 09, 2010
New Directions in HIV Prevention: HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) Work Group
April 19, 2010
April 12, 2010
March 8 , 2010
February 24, 2010
On February 24th, AIDS Office Counseling, Testing, and Linkage Staff, Native American Health, and Tom Waddell Health Center staff provided over 100 HIV tests at Project Homeless Connect. Many participants had not been tested for many years before the event. Because of the simple oral swab and the 20 minute wait for “Rapid Test” processing, 96% of those tested received their results on the same day.
February 22, 2010
December 29, 2009
In Loving Memory
1956 – 2009
It is with sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and colleague Marcel Miranda. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2010
at 1:00Pm in the Glide Sanctuary (330 Ellis @ Taylor).
If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Knoble at 415.703.7279.
October 20, 2009
H1N1 Swine Flu
H1N1 swine flu is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. It was first found in people in April 2009. Swine flu has caused illnes all over the world, including San Francisco.
For up-to-date information about H1N1 swine flu, please visit the Department of Public Health H1N1 swine flu website at: http://www.sfcdcp.org/swineflu.html
August 18, 2009
HPPC is Recruiting for New Members
The Membership/Community Liaison Committee of the HIV Prevention Planning Council (HPPC) has reopened the recruitment of new members among these several targeted populations:
Youth who are 24 and under
Native American Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Asian and Pacific Islanders
Latino/as or Hispanic
If you are interested or know of someone who is interested, please apply by filling out an HPPC membership application by 5 PM on August 28, 2009. The only requirements for membership are that interested individuals live or work in San Francisco and can commit 7-10 hours a month to HPPC business. We encourage anyone to apply who is committed to HIV prevention and willing to contribute to the work of the Council.
July 31, 2009
Behavioral Health Services Mega-RFP
The SF Dept. of Public Health, Community Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) is soliciting proposals from interested proposers to provide behavioral health services to (1) children, youth and their families (CYF) and (2) transitional youth, adults and older adults. This Request for Proposals (RFP) includes a wide range of behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) modalities. The RFP also includes services and supports funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) for transitional age youth, adults and older adults. View details
July 15 , 2009
Health Education & Risk Reduction Services to Latina Transfemales
The City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), Community Programs – HIV Prevention Services (HPS), is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide Health Education & Risk Reduction Services (HERR) to the Latina Transfemale population. View details
This year, National HIV Testing Day is on Saturday, June 27th. Across the country, thousands of HIV counseling and testing sites, state and local health departments, and community-based HIV/AIDS service providers will participate in NHTD events by holding health fairs, providing community and media outreach, hosting special testing-related events, or operating extended hours. View San Francisco events
August 4, 2008
On August 3rd, the CDC released updated national estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. The new analysis discovered that there were about 56,300 new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2006, about 40% higher than the CDC’s estimates for each of the previous few years. The study did not calculate the total number of U.S. residents living with HIV/AIDS, although such estimates are expected soon.
June 3 , 2008
In 2007, four HIV prevention agencies participated in a qualitative evaluation/story-telling project, where they worked with researchers to tell the story of HIV prevention through the voices of staff, volunteers, and clients. The Project STOREE Qualitative Evaluation final report is now available.
April 30, 2008
Today, MTVu and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with POZ Magazine, unveiled “Pos or Not” an online game that challenges stereotypes and breaks down the barriers that may prevent people from talking openly about HIV/AIDS, getting tested, and using protection. It also provides users with HIV prevention information and local HIV and STD testing resources. Full Story
April 24, 2008
HIV Prevention Director ups public role (BAR 4/24)
April 19, 2008
SFDPH publishes research paper, looking at HAART use and HIV transmission risk among individuals who are HIV infected and recently released from jail. View research paper
April 17, 2008
The HIV Prevention Section is holding a series of community meetings with the residents of various San Francisco neighborhoods to discuss current prevention efforts, and to gather community input and feedback on potential future prevention strategies. For more information, call 415-554-9000.
February 22, 2008
New website assists providers with developing evidence-based HIV Prevention programming in California: CHOICEHIV.ORG
February 5, 2008
February 1, 2008
January 18, 2008
August 16, 2007
HIV Prevention chief named (BAR 8/16)