One of the things I've found most inspiring in my medical training thus far has been witnessing how community leaders, care providers, and patients themselves have come together over the past three decades to organize, raise awareness, and, ultimately, improve quality of life for people living with HIV.
I'm humbled to be working alongside some of these inspiring mentors at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86--the world’s first dedicated HIV outpatient clinic, and the site of my fellowship continuity clinic this year. Earlier this year, the clinic launched the 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 people living with HIV who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
The Ward 86 POP-OP clinic is a beneficiary of this year's SF AIDS Walk, and it would be an honor to have your support. Thank you for considering contributing! Even a couple dollars would be appreciated :)