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San Francisco's “Getting to Zero” Coalition - which aims to make San Francisco the first jurisdiction with zero new HIV infections, zero stigma and zero deaths – was cofounded by Dr. Diane Havlir, Chief of the Division of HIV/AIDS at SFGH. The strategic plan of this campaign involves a three-pronged approach to achieve these goals: expansion of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) within the city of San Francisco, increasing the reach of the RAPID program (which aims to delivery antiretroviral therapy as rapidly as possible to newly-diagnosed HIV-infected individuals), and strategies to encourage retention in care.
Can AIDS Be Cured? Strategies to cure HIV infection are being explored by Dr. Steven Deeks, a Professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV/AIDS at SFGH. A recent article in the New Yorker features Dr. Deeks and discusses the reasoning behind researching ways in which to reduce the reservoir of HIV infection in the body and, ultimately, aim for long-term remission and even cure from the disease.
Dr. Diane Havlir: Beginning to End the AIDS Epidemic: Think big, embrace debate, work as a team – these lessons have helped Diane Havlir, MD, become a visionary leader in the HIV/AIDS community. Havlir, chief of the HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) since 2002, arrived at UCSF in 1984 as a resident. "As far as we knew, AIDS was a death sentence,” she says. "Yet many of us were very inspired by the courage of the patients and the determination of the community. What has really propelled progress against the AIDS epidemic is ... Read More on the DOM website.
The Clinical Edge
The Clinical Edge is a series of brief commentaries on topics of current interest in HIV care, prevention, and policy from the faculty of the UCSF HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital. It is sponsored by HIV InSite.
The Division's faculty members have been at the forefront of HIV care and research for more than 30 years. Our practice at SFGH's Ward 86 is the first multidisciplinary outpatient clinic in the world dedicated to the care of patients with HIV/AIDS.
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Ward 86 Medical Management Recommendations from the UCSF Positive Health Program HIV/AIDS Clinic (Ward 86) at San Francisco General Hospital is a series that offers clinical practice recommendations for management of HIV-related conditions from the expert clinicians of the Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital.
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