In the News

Vice, February 8, 2023

HIV Is Treatable, but Homelessness Can Make It Fatal

Lancet HIV. 2021 Mar;8(3):e126.

Progress in HIV care outcomes among Black men in San Francisco

The Bay Area Reporter

SF HIV cases fell by 19% in 2019

NBC Bay Area

New HIV Report Shows Significant Drop in Cases Citywide

New England Journal of Medicine, 2020;383(1):1-4.

Four Decades of HIV/AIDS — Much Accomplished, Much to Do

JAIDS, Vol 82, December 2019

Getting to Zero San Francisco: A Collective Impact Approach

San Francisco Chronicle

New HIV infections hit record low in SF, but people of color, homeless cases spike

The Bay Area Reporter

New SF HIV cases fall below 200

Los Angeles Times

Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic. San Francisco could get there first

The Lancet HIV, Vol 6, February 2019

Aiming to end San Francisco’s HIV epidemic

The San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion: Housing needed to reduce HIV infections

The San Francisco Chronicle

SF’s new HIV cases hit record low, but disparities widening among groups

The Bay Area Reporter

Annual HIV report highlights disparities, declining numbers

The San Francisco Examiner

SF Supe calls for more aggressive efforts to treat, suppress HIV

TIME Magazine

The End of AIDS


Getting To Zero HIV & AIDS Infections | Connecting the Dots


Working to end the epidemic: Highlighting efforts across the U.S.

PBS NewsHour [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s bold AIDS mission is ‘getting to zero’ by 2020

UCSF News Center

Nearing the End of HIV/AIDS

San Francisco Examiner

Achieving zero HIV transmissions will require SF to address stigma, disparities

The Bay Area Reporter

Getting to Zero effort on track in 2017

San Francisco Medicine, Vol. 90, No. 2, March 2017

Getting to Zero: San Francisco Consortium Working to Eliminate AIDS

HIV Plus

As San Francisco Goes, So Goes the State?


Here’s Why HIV Rates Aren’t Going Down for People of Color


San Francisco’s bold AIDS mission is ‘getting to zero’ by 2030

HIV Plus

Can San Francisco’s HIV ‘Miracle’ Be Replicated?


A Tale of Two Cities

The Huffington Post

Ending AIDS: Frameworks for Getting to Zero

SF Chronicle

Last Men Standing: Surviving AIDS in SF

SF Chronicle

UCSF Women’s Program Profiled

POZ Exclusive

The State of the HIV Epidemic

HIV Equal

Why Fighting HIV Stigma and PrEP Stigma Is Basically the Same

The Washington Post

With a little pill, could one city’s AIDS epidemic be ending?

Edge Media Network

More Research Needed on PrEP Use in Transgender Women

HIV Plus

Nearly Half of HIV-Positive Americans 
Aren’t on Medication

Pink News

New York City unveils forward-thinking plan to tackle HIV


San Francisco spends $55.7 million to fight AIDS this year


POLITICO California Playbook—Zero Tolerance


Health Organization Reveals Plan To End Aids Epidemic In San Francisco

SF Examiner

SF receives $500K grant for ‘getting to zero’ HIV infections effort

June 10, 2024

New & Updated Resources, June 2024

We’ve added a number of new or recently updated resources on the website, see links below. Many thanks to GTZ-SF committees and community partners for developing […]
May 13, 2024

2024 Spring Consortium Meeting – long acting injectable HIV medications in San Francisco

We had a robust and insightful discussion at the May 9 meeting about the implementation of CAB-LA for HIV prevention and injectable CAB/RPV for HIV treatment […]
March 5, 2024

(May 2024 Update) RAPID Provider Detailing Brochure “Rapid ART: Immediate ART initiation at HIV diagnosis and re-engagement in care”

Download from here. If you have questions, please contact Susa Coffey (, Chair of the GTZ-SF RAPID, Restart & Retention Committee.
December 8, 2023

2023 Winter Consortium Meeting focused on Behavioral & Mental Health Services in SF — a conversation with Dr. Hillary Kunins

The meeting agenda included a policy update & call to action, a presentation highlighting data from the *new* 2023 SFDPH HIV Epidemiology Report, and a discussion […]
November 30, 2023

Apretude (PrEP) Insurance Flowsheet

BAYLAP, or the Bay Area Alliance for Long Acting PrEP, has developed an insurance flowsheet to help clinics with insurance navigation. The document can be found […]
October 6, 2023

DoxyPEP for STI prevention in San Francisco — Data & Discussion at 2023 Fall Consortium Meeting

Thanks to all who came out to hear important policy & study updates and about the use of DoxyPEP for STI prevention in San Francisco. The […]
June 2, 2023

2023 Spring Consortium Meeting Highlights & Recommendations

At the May 25th Consortium meeting, we focused on HIV prevention and treatment and quality of life for transgender and gender-diverse San Franciscans. Thanks to Dr. […]
May 15, 2023

Ward 86 shares clinical considerations and recommendations for starting patients on CAB/RPV LA therapy [Updated May 2024]

Ward 86, established in January 1983, is a large HIV clinic based at San Francisco General Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Ward […]
March 9, 2023

Highlights from CROI 2023: A Report Back to the SF Community

Our local experts – Dr. Stephanie Cohen, Dr. Hyman Scott, Dr. Diane Havlir and Dr. Susan Buchbinder – presented updates on doxy-PEP, long-acting ART for prevention […]
December 5, 2022

2022 World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting – PrEP, RAPID & Retention, DoxyPEP and drug overdose prevention in San Francisco

On World AIDS Day, we remember those we’ve lost to AIDS-related illness and reaffirm our support for those living with HIV. At this meeting, the GTZ-SF […]
September 23, 2022

New data, DoxyPEP and policy updates @ September 2022 Consortium Meeting

Thanks to Andy Scheer, SFDPH, and Laura Thomas, SF AIDS Foundation, for sharing critical policy updates. And thanks to Sharon Pipkin for presenting highlights from the […]
May 23, 2022

2022 Spring Consortium Meeting: The Tenderloin – voices from the field

The San Francisco Getting to Zero Consortium convened last Thursday, May 19th. The Co-Chairs of the GTZ-SF Steering Committee, Dr. Susan Buchbinder and Dr. Diane Havlir, […]
April 14, 2022

RAPID Program Resources

Below are San Francisco RAPID Program resources that can be adapted to your city or jurisdiction’s needs. Please contact the GTZ-SF RAPID Committee Chair Dr. Susa […]
February 28, 2022

2022 GTZ-SF Consortium Winter Forum – follow up on long-acting injectable antiretroviral treatment (LAI-ART)

This convening is a follow-up on the discussion from last Spring. Jon Oskarsson, RN MN and Janet Grochowski, PharmD shared their experience thus far in implementing […]
December 7, 2021

GTZ-SF 2021 World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting

Thanks to all who were able to join us last Thursday for the Consortium Meeting!  It was a great meeting with reflection, compelling data, exceptional panelists, […]
December 1, 2021

San Francisco: Golden Compass

Quality of Life: Aging with HIV From IAPAC HIV Policy Brief Best Practices for Attaining and Surpassing 90-90-90 for Select Fast-Track Cities, Vol. 1, No. 1, […]
October 21, 2021

[New Publication] Development of a Citywide Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Initiative in San Francisco

Oliver M.L. Bacon, Susa C. Coffey, Ling C. Hsu, Jennie C.S. Chin, Diane V. Havlir, Susan P. Buchbinder, Development of a Citywide Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Initiative […]
September 17, 2021

San Francisco Ending the HIV/HCV/STI Epidemics (ETE)

In 2019, SFDPH received Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding for a one-year accelerated planning process to develop a local plan to end the […]
May 31, 2021

[Fact Sheet] Reconnect with Care: It’s Safe to (Re)Connect with HIV, STI and Hep C Care

Reconnect to care, it’s important that you seek care when you need it, including routine STD testing and HIV viral load monitoring if you are a […]
April 16, 2021

[New Publication] The case for prescribing PrEP in community mental health settings

Sudler A, Cournos F, Arnold E, Koester K, Riano NS, Dilley J, Liu A, Mangurian C. The case for prescribing PrEP in community mental health settings. […]
March 21, 2021

[Publication] Decreased Time from HIV Diagnosis to Care, ART Initiation, and Virologic Suppression during the Citywide RAPID Initiative in San Francisco

Bacon O, Chin J, Cohen SE, Sachdev D, Coffey S, Scheer S, Hessol NA, Buchbinder S, Havlir DV, Hsu L. Decreased Time from HIV Diagnosis to […]
September 30, 2020

Truvada® is going generic on September 30, 2020: Update for San Francisco PrEP Users (updated 10/14)

Where can I learn more?If you or your provider have any questions, please contact San Francisco City Clinic at For more information on generic medications, […]
June 29, 2020

*New Brochure for Providers & Clinics* Stop the hidden epidemic: Five steps to prevent and treat HIV, HCV, and STDs among people experiencing homelessness

If  you have questions, please contact Alyson Decker NP, (, San Francisco City Clinic, San Francisco Department of Public Health.
April 27, 2020

COVID-19 & Living with HIV: Resources from 4/23 Virtual Town Hall

Last Thursday, Getting to Zero SF and Ward 86 @ SFGH co-hosted a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 for people living with HIV. The town hall […]
December 9, 2019

December 2019 World AIDS Day Consortium Meeting

The Consortium met last Thursday evening to commemorate World AIDS Day. Steering Committee Co-Chair Dr. Diane Havlir spoke about the national Ending the Epidemic plan, SFDPH’s […]
September 30, 2019

September 2019 Consortium Meeting: Latest HIV Epidemiology Report and Addressing Disparities in HIV Prevention and Care for U.S. Born & Foreign Born Latinx

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Consortium meeting last Thursday.  We had a record crowd with 115 community members in attendance! Courtney Mulhern-Person provided […]
September 29, 2019

HIV & Health Insurance 101 – online training resource

In collaboration with SFDPH’s Center for Learning & Innovation and support from HIV Health Services and Community Health Equity & Promotion via Getting to Zero, the […]
April 26, 2019

Women & HIV focus of April 25th GTZ-SF Consortium Meeting

Thanks to all who came out and engaged with us in conversation about what we as individuals and collectively as GTZ can do to better serve […]
January 17, 2019

SF HIV FOG presents poster at 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

SF HIV FOG’s abstract “Organizing the HIV Frontline Worker Community” was accepted for poster presentation at the December 2018 Ryan White Conference. To download the poster, […]
December 3, 2018

2018 World AIDS Day GTZ- SF Consortium Meeting

On 11/29, the GTZ-SF Consortium convened for its last meeting of 2018.  This meeting brought together over 100 people in observance of World AIDS Day. Tony […]
November 30, 2018

*UPDATED* ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter – SFDPH offering guidance on several topics related to HIV prevention

Click below to download the full *updated* Dear Colleague Letter.   Dear Colleague, We’re writing to share with you recommendations on how to incorporate new developments in […]
September 5, 2018

New SF HIV Epidemiology Annual Report & Presentations at 9/4 Health Commission Meeting

The 2017 Annual Report has been released! The report can be found on the SFDPH website here. Susan Scheer, Susan Buchbinder, Susan Philip, Tracey Packer and […]
October 15, 2020

RAPID Restart: Immediate Restart of ART for Persons Re-Engaging in Care (October 2020)

If  you have questions, please contact Susa Coffey (, Chair of the GTZ RAPID Committee.
March 6, 2020

RAPID Standard Operating Procedures (Updated 3/2020)

If  you have questions, please contact Susa Coffey (, Chair of the GTZ RAPID Committee.
March 2, 2020

New Resource from SFAF: Which PrEP medication is best for me? Truvada and Descovy Comparison

If  you have questions, please contact Janessa Broussard ( Director of Clinical Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
August 14, 2019

SOP Offering Cellphone Access to Homeless Navigation Clients

March 28, 2019

[Publication] RAPID ART: High virologic suppression rates with immediate ART initiation in a vulnerable urban clinic population.

New data from San Francisco-based Ward 86 RAPID-ART program. Coffey S, Bacchetti P, Sachdev D, Bacon O, Jones D, Opsina-Norvell C, Torres S, Lynch E, Camp C, […]
November 14, 2018

Are you between ages 12-25 yrs old & looking for FREE healthcare and counseling?

If you’re between the ages 12-25, you can visit one of these clinics to receive FREE healthcare and counseling!  Download the brochure so you have it on […]
September 28, 2018

9/27 Getting to Zero SF Consortium Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Consortium meeting last night we had some really great presentations and an engaging discussion on STIs, HIV and […]
September 6, 2018

Best Practices for Client Cellphone Charging Stations