Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services

About

For nearly three decades, SFCCC has served as a federal Ryan White CARE Act Part C grantee. The Ryan White CARE Act is a comprehensive system of care that includes primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. Part C of the CARE Act provides funding for Early Intervention Services (EIS) through comprehensive primary health care in outpatient settings for people living with HIV/AIDS. SFCCC provides care through a unique partnership with four SFCCC member organizations and SFDPH, with accessible services available at seven strategically located sites in San Francisco.

SFCCC’s Part C program provides a continuum of care to over 750 unduplicated patients annually, including services such as:

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Medical Case Management
  • Psycho-Social Case Management
  • Medication/Treatment Adherence Counseling & Support
  • Oral Health Screening & Treatment
  • Behavioral Health: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Screening and Treatment
  • HIV Counseling & Testing
  • Hepatitis Education

With over 16,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco, we have one of the largest HIV-positive populations in the US. Gay and bisexual men of all ages and ethnicities continue to bear the brunt of the disease in San Francisco, and 79% of new HIV diagnoses are among gay and bisexual men.

We share the three goals of the San Francisco city-wide “Getting to Zero” (G2Z) initiative: 1) zero new HIV infections, 2) zero deaths from HIV/AIDS, and 3) zero stigma. Modeled after the UNAIDS goals, the vision of G2Z is to reduce HIV transmission and HIV related deaths in SF by 90% before 2020. Because we serve many patients from underserved groups – e.g., homeless; formerly incarcerated; low-income; African-American; Latino; and transgender - the SFCCC Ryan White Part C program must remain vigilant in ensuring patients stay in consistent HIV care.

 

New HIV infections in SF are continuing to decline and people with HIV are getting linked to care more quickly.

Moreover, in San Francisco:

  • New HIV diagnoses declined 15.8% between 2015 and 2016

  • 93% of people living with HIV are aware of their infection

  • The amount of time between HIV diagnosis and viral suppression has dropped from 11 months in 2009 to 3 months in 2015

  • In 2015, approximately 90% of new HIV positive individuals were linked to care within three months

  • The number of days from the time an individual is newly diagnosed with HIV to the start of anti-retroviral therapy as of 2015 is 13 days, down from 1 month in 2012

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