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2014-03-06 16:27:36

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation's work to combat HIV/AIDS by creating the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Dr. Grant brings more than 26 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research. In 2012, he was named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential...

2013-08-06 23:22:53

MAXPRO Condoms celebrates participation in the 27th annual San Francisco AIDS Walk. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 MAXPRO Condoms is proud to celebrate its 5th time participating in the San Francisco AIDS WALK 2013. The walk benefits San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS programs in the Bay Area. To date the walk has raised $2,218,340; donations will continue to be accepted until August 10 and can be made online. To celebrate its participation in the 2013 AIDS Walk, MAXPRO...

2013-03-04 12:28:43

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sequester, with its devastating cuts to virtually every line item in the federal budget, is now forcing our nation to take a troubling step backward in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The cuts mean fewer chances for people to learn their HIV status, get the medical care they need to stay healthy, and avoid passing the virus on to others. It is now incumbent upon Congress to restore these funds as quickly as possible to minimize the...

2012-11-29 16:24:58

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Obama administration announced that HIV/AIDS will be one of the chronic conditions eligible for enhanced federal reimbursements through Medicaid, garnering strong praise from San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS leaders around the country. Today's announcement means people living with HIV/AIDS can continue to rely on expert care from HIV specialists who, in turn, will receive enhanced...

2012-11-26 12:27:13

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the final chapter on AIDS is written, what will it look like? This provocative question is posed to 15 authors--political leaders, researchers, activists, and pioneers--in How AIDS Ends, a special anthology produced by San Francisco AIDS Foundation featuring a foreword from President Bill Clinton. The book will be released in conjunction with World AIDS Day and available on Amazon.com beginning November 29. "Each contributor to...

2012-09-17 02:25:26

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Getting reliable, easy-to-understand information about a groundbreaking new HIV prevention strategy just got easier. The strategy, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), is the focus of a new website, PrEPfacts.org, developed by San Francisco AIDS Foundation in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and other community partners....

2012-07-16 10:25:18

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fight against HIV/AIDS reached a watershed moment today when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug to prevent the spread of HIV. The drug, Truvada, is approved for use by HIV-negative individuals at high risk for infection as part of a comprehensive prevention package that includes regular condom use, HIV testing, and risk reduction and adherence counseling. The strategy is known as pre-exposure...

2012-06-28 06:27:34

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the United States Supreme Court delivered a huge victory to nationwide efforts to establish a health care system that works for everyone, including the 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. By upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), today's decision delivers on the promise of health care for more than 30 million uninsured Americans. The historic ruling also upheld long-overdue protections for...

2012-06-12 10:21:36

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in close collaboration with San Francisco AIDS Foundation and many other prominent health organizations, the principals of global creative agency ATTIK are very proud to unveil a new cross-media marketing campaign. Entitled "Many Shades of Gay," the campaign's mobile- and tablet-optimized HTML5 website - now live at www.manyshadesofgay.org - is being heavily promoted with ATTIK's online banners, print and...

2012-06-12 06:26:27

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and a coalition of partners today launched an innovative multimedia effort to encourage gay and bisexual men to test regularly for HIV and make frequent HIV testing the social norm in the community. "Many Shades of Gay" celebrates the diversity of the gay community and focuses on one simple message: No matter what you're into, get an HIV test...