Volunteer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 18, 2018
Great place to volunteer. I love the staff and clients. Volunteering my time to help others is very rewarding. A fast paced environment in with a clientele from all walks of life. SFAF provides a very important service in helping people take care of themselves and lower the risk of contracting stds. I can't say enough good things about the staff. they really go above and beyond proving clients with need services
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 10, 2017
I loved working at UcBerkeley Office of the UnderGraduates. Looking at the excitement on the kids faces when you tell them that all their financial aid and fees and every thing has been submitted and they can start school is priceless. My staff I worked with was awesome and very nice and positive to work with.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 23, 2017
I specifically work for the needle exchange outreach program and its probably one of the best experience. Unfortunately, this position was an intern position I needed to still work a full-time job to pay bills. It really opened my perspective on the patient's experiences and life stories. I had the opportunity to work with the community as well provide with the resources that they did not know was available.
Volunteer/OA (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 14, 2016
My responsibilities were administrative. I worked on the 8 hotline I type correspondence for some of the staff members. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our office is located right in the middle of downtown San Francisco therefore it was easy to get to on public transportation.
Laboratory Technician II (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 3, 2014
San Francisco AIDS Foundation is guided by a strategic plan with three ambitious goals aimed at radically reducing new infections in San Francisco in 2015.
Goal 1: Reduce new HIV infections in San Francisco by 50% New HIV infection rates have remained frustratingly stable for more than a decade, at about 55,000 in the U.S., 7,000 in California, and 1,000 in San Francisco. We seek to radically reduce new infections, and we can not do it alone. We must collaborate within and beyond our community, with partners in research, clinical and public health, with local, state and federal governments, and with donors, volunteers and other stakeholders. Together, we will expand HIV testing and pursue new frontiers in prevention. Leveraging scientific research and community knowledge we will devise new approaches and ensure that federal, state and local legislation supports a climate hospitable to effective HIV prevention.
Goal 2: Ensure all San Franciscans know their current HIV status Accurate knowledge of HIV status is critical to individual and community health. Even in San Francisco, nearly one in five (18 percent) people with HIV are unaware of their status. Not knowing one’s HIV status leads to missed opportunities for HIV prevention and care. For infection rates to decrease, status awareness must increase. HIV testing and screening must become part of routine healthcare and a topic of frank, honest discussions free from stigma and judgment. We are expanding advocacy and public education about the benefits of testing, determining the feasibility of citywide HIV screening,more... and optimizing our own and others’ capacity to provide HIV testing.
Goal 3: Ensure access to proper care for all HIV-positive San Franciscans The line between HIV prevention and care has blurred. Emerging scientific research tells us that proper treatment and care for HIV-positive individuals isn’t just the right thing to do, it may also be an important prevention strategy. That’s because effective HIV care can improve long-term health and wellness while simultaneously reducing the likelihood of further transmission through the use of antiretroviral treatment and behavioral change. The foundation is determined to eliminate institutional and political obstacles to access to treatment and care. As the epidemic evolves, we are evolving our targeted programs to improve the health of people with HIV and AIDS, from housing and medical referrals to group support and services that address mental health and substance use among populations most vulnerable to HIV.less