It’s been 30 years since the start of the AIDS epidemic. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the HIV epidemic in the city where it began, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, their mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco because they refuse to accept HIV as inevitable. Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, they’re confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease.
Neil Giuliano is the CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. He shares with listeners the progress that has been made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS over the past three decades, taking it from a deadly disease to a chronic illness that can be managed.
Neil talks about the various services and programs they offer, the importance of their volunteers, and the upcoming AIDS Walk San Francisco. He reminds everyone that it’s not to late to get a group together to do the annual walk in Golden Gate Park or to start making plans for next year’s AIDS LifeCycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles.