I recently started a new position at UCSF, working with the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine. Within that division is Ward 86.
As the country’s first dedicated AIDS clinic, Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has been a trailblazer since the earliest days of the epidemic. Now, recognizing that homeless and unstably housed individuals living with HIV in San Francisco need dedicated and unique clinical services, Ward 86 has launched its HIV POP-UP (Positive-health Onsite Program for Unstably-housed Populations) clinic—designed to provide urgently needed flexible, low-barrier and comprehensive medical care for this community.
As a major beneficiary of AIDS Walk, all funds donated to myself or my team will go straight to Ward 86's POP-UP program to help provide services to homeless individuals living with HIV.