The programs and services supported by AIDs LifeCycle are offered through the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation and serve as models of care and prevention around the the US and world. Members of both agencies work with organizations in several countries to share best practices to end the global AIDS epidemic.
Join the ride with your dollars and best wishes.
Many thanks. Tom
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Your donation works!!
AIDS/LifeCycle has a five-year average of a 30% cost of fundraising. When donating to AIDS/LifeCycle, your dollars are directed immediately to one of the Center or foundation's life-saving programs. Want to know more about the direct impact your dollars have? Check out these two charts below.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
$25,000 will enable us to serve the 25,000 clients that access our services every year.
$20,000 supports the expansion of our Hepatitis C treatment efforts, which has cured more than 50 people of HCV.
$15,000 will help us achieve our goal of reducing new HIV diagnoses to fewer than 100 per year in San Francisco by 2019.
$10,000 provides substance use counseling services for more than 250 clients in one month.
$5,000 provides our sexual health team with the supplies needed to offer HIV and STI screenings for 560 people.
$3,000 enables us to distribute thousands of sterile syringes and dispose of countless tons of medical waste.
$2,000 fuels our mobile testing unit for over one year, allowing us to reach diverse communities across the City.
$1,000 funds one weekend-long seminar where people recently diagnosed with HIV can learn more about living healthily with HIV.
$500 enables 50 long-term survivors who lived through the early years of the HIV epidemic to connect and learn from each other.
$250 enables 20 trans and gender non-binary clients to meet weekly and build meaningful connections.
$100 provides 10 gay, bi, and queer Black men with 1-on-1 counseling services for one month.
$50 provides a mobile phone for a client living with HIV so they can stay in touch with their support system and be reminded of upcoming medical appointments.
$10 provides 143 condoms to our clients at all of our service sites.
Read more in the SFAF Annual Report
Los Angeles LGBT Center
$50,000 underwrites the cost of comprehensive HIV wraparound services by a case management team for 3 months for 135 patients
$35,000 funds an HIV Counselor for 1,200 clients per year
$25,000 covers 5 months of mental health therapy for 28 patients
$15,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients
$10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients
$7,500 provides a nurse for one month to administer STD screening and treatments for 400 clients
$5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients
$1,000 covers a full year of medical supply costs for 40 patients
$1,000 funds one client receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis
$250 provides Rapid HIV Antibody tests to 20 clients
$180 provides HIV prevention counseling sessions to 20 teenagers
$150 provides comprehensive HIV/STD testing to 1 client
$30 covers the treatment medication for 1 client infected with an STD
$10 buys 114 condoms that the Health Education and Prevention Program will distribute
by Thomas Mapp on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 11:50 PM
Your donation will fight White House hostility to health care
Despite what some may think, HIV/AIDS still affects millions, and is a cause that's close to my heart. What's more, the Trump administration has demonstrated outright hostility to those living with HIV and AIDS, and at-risk communities. For example:
The President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) has been disbanded. Since 1995, PACHA has provided recommendations on the U.S. government's response to the AIDS epidemic.
No director for the White House Office of National AIDS Policy has been appointed. In fact, information about the Office of National AIDS Policy was removed from the White House website the day President Trump took office.
A new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) directive allows healthcare workers to refuse to perform health-care services based on personal objections. This effectively eviscerates the very purpose of HHS to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services.
Constant attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are starting to take their toll and put millions at risk. Key pieces of healthcare legislation are gone, while 90 percent less was spent on advertising an enrollment period that was half as long.
The World AIDS Day proclamation removed references to gay and bisexual men, transgender people, youth, and black and Latino Americans. Huh?
In this current landscape, making progress in ending the epidemic looks tough.
That's why I'm asking you to keep progress moving and help those affected by HIV/AIDS by donating to my AIDS/LifeCycle journey today!
By giving to AIDS/LifeCycle, you're helping fund vital programs and services for those in need, and making sure ending AIDS remains a priority.
Thank you for making a difference, and supporting this important cause with me!
by Thomas Mapp on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 11:41 PM