San Francisco AIDS Foundation

San Francisco AIDS Foundation promotes health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV, through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and community partnerships.





Justice: We strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion of communities most impacted by HIV in our programs and across all levels of the organization. We are committed to recognizing, interrupting, and addressing oppression.

Dignity: We recognize that all people have dignity and have the right to be respected; no one’s choices should be judged. We work to destigmatize sex, sexuality, gender identity and expression, substance use, and disability. We believe in consent and autonomy for all bodies. We encourage everyone to define their own needs and make their own choices, and support them to build self-efficacy.

Courage: We are bold and brave in our choice and promotion of new or controversial ideas that
advance our mission through our services and programs. We are not afraid of failure and understand that learning from our experience always makes us stronger. Our work is often difficult, but we care for ourselves and each other so we can endure.

Leadership: We advance public health best practices and contribute to the latest science in the field of public health. We work tirelessly to change laws and policies that inhibit the health and wellness of people living with or at risk for HIV. We lead with humility, collaborating and sharing ideas to both learn from others and support their growth.

Excellence: We provide outstanding support for staff and highest quality services to clients, through integrated service models, continuous evaluation and improvement of programs, strong strategic partnerships, responsible stewardship of resources, and regular examination and enhancement of workplace culture and capacity.

Our Core Strategies
We use three mutually-reinforcing core strategies to create the greatest positive change in our communities. We focus on:

Providing integrated sexual health and substance use services;
Advocacy, which includes policy and system-fix work, public education, capacity-building and research; and,
Strengthening and building community partnerships.