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San Francisco Aids Foundation

My Son Died of AIDS 2 Years Ago: I'm Riding 545 Miles So Others Won't

Jim Key | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

David Flanagan won't ever forget the HIV/AIDS-related death of his son Josh, complete with bedsores, a collapsed lung, and health care workers who seemed to know little about how to treat him.

Air Force Captain: Hook-Up Apps Are Helping Me End AIDS

Jim Key | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

U.S. Air Force Captain Anthony Interrante, 34, refused to let a Middle East deployment stop him from riding in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle or from finishing the 545-mile ride as one of the top fundraisers. How does a critical-care flight nurse serving in Afghanistan raise more than $59,000 to fight HIV? "Easy," he says. "I mostly used Grindr and Scruff."

AIDS/LifeCycle Gives Back

David Duran | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Bradley has been fundraising via ALC for over a decade and each year, raising more and more. The money from the few hours each year goes to support all extracurricular activities for the school in Bradley, which is Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Everyone Has a Story, Equally as Important

David Duran | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

AIDS/LifeCycle is a combination of many people, each who have their own reason and story, equally as important as the other. This year, over $15 million dollars were raised, breaking last year's record.

Keeping the End in Sight: Beyond Open Enrollment

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Neil G. Giuliano

There is no doubt that new health coverage plans and programs under the Affordable Care Act can improve the lives of millions. But let's be clear: This stage of implementation is just a step in the process toward the broader goals of improving health care access, engagement in care, and health outcomes for all.

HIV Is Not a PR Stunt for Marriage Equality

Ian Finkenbinder | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Ian Finkenbinder

I had never, ever heard anyone suggest marriage equality as a solution to the transmission of HIV, so imagine my confusion when the director of one of the larger AIDS advocacy groups in the country made this assertion in the marriage narrative.

How Marriage Equality Helps Fight HIV

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

When we promote and permit intolerance through bans on same-sex marriage, we enable and encourage feelings of marginalization, depression, and isolation among gay people. As a result, things like substance use, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk taking increase.

Still They Ride: AIDS/LifeCyclers Break 20 Years of Records in the Continuing Fight to End AIDS

Justin Reed Early | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Justin Reed Early

It's not over, not until we end AIDS, not only in America but across the entire world. It's not over, and that is why unless a cure is discovered this year, Honey Labrador, Ant and I will be joining the ride next year (as riders and roadies) so that we can contribute.

AIDS/LifeCycle: Why They Ride

David Duran | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Some were there to thank the San Francisco AIDS Foundation or the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Some were there to support a family member, friend or co-worker who is battling HIV/AIDS. Others were there in remembrance of lives lost. All ride all in solidarity to raise funds to end the epidemic.

The Promise Of Equality: Fighting HIV Among African Americans

Ernest Hopkins | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Ernest Hopkins

By increasing HIV status awareness among disproportionately affected African-Americans, we can take full advantage of our new biomedical understanding of the value of treatment as prevention. This approach improves health outcomes for the individual, and for the greater community.

LOOK: Sexy Santas Drop Trou In The Castro For A Good Cause

Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Santa Claus -- hundreds of him, in fact -- came to San Francisco's Castro District in a Speedo. The neighborhood's annual "Santa Skivvies Run" was...

'How AIDS Ends': A Look Into The Future

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

A world without AIDS. Have you thought about it? What will you do when you learn the disease has been defeated? Who will you call to talk about it? It will not have happened in time for so many; who will you remember?

Let Us Unite, Like We Did 30 Years Ago

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

In many ways, the advent of the AIDS epidemic was the impetus of what would eventually become the vibrant LGBT movement that lives on today. Today we honor that beautiful camaraderie as we mark National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Summoning the Strength to End AIDS

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 10.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

Now more than ever we have the tools at our disposal to truly end AIDS. But our nation, and indeed the entire world, must summon the strength and the resources to stop this disease once and for all.

Many Shades of Gay

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

As Pride celebrations across the country reach full swing, we invite you to take a moment for some campy fun. Make and share an avatar at Many Shades of Gay. It's simple and easy, and your efforts will help us change the way we think about HIV testing in our community.

WATCH: The San Francisco AIDS Foundation: 30 Years Of Answering The Call

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano


PHOTOS: The Most Iconic HIV/AIDS Campaigns From The San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

This slideshow includes images from some of our most iconic public health campaigns over our 30-year history. It is a powerful reminder of how far we've come, and that we still have a lot of work to do in realizing the day when HIV is no more.

PHOTOS: AIDS Walk San Francisco Raises HOW Much?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

25,000 people gathered in Golden Gate Park on Sunday for the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco and raised a staggering $3,011,245 to support HIV pre...

WATCH: Person Cured Of AIDS Provides Hope For Others On 30th Anniversary

Posted 08.03.2011 | Impact

After 30 years, there are reasons to be optimistic about the fight against HIV and AIDS. This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the disease's d...