For almost 30 years, the UCSF Alliance Health Project has helped San Francisco residents to protect themselves from HIV and to cope with the psychological and emotional challenges of living with HIV. Our commitment has not diminished since 2010, when we expanded of our mission to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) mental health.
Obtaining HIV Services
AHP offers a broad range of professional and peer-based emotional services at no cost. Some services have income and insurance status limits. Most require an Intake Appointment, which will help us determine which of our services best meet your needs.
Learn More About Our HIV Services
If you are an individual seeking mental health support or other AHP HIV services, consider these options:
- HIV Counseling and Testing
- Mental Health Crisis, Psychiatric, and
- Psychotherapy and Mental Health Care
- Support and Therapy Groups
- Substance Abuse Services
- Considering a Return to Work or School
- Health and Wellness Workshop Series
- AHP Clinical Traineeship Program
If you are an individual seeking HIV-related training or publications, check out this section of our web site: Provider Training & Education
AHP relies on volunteer support to help expand our ability to serve as many people as possible. To ensure that volunteers are successful, we provide training and supervision by our professional mental health staff.
Simply put, AHP’s support groups and workshop programs would not be possible without the help of our volunteer facilitators.
More About Our HIV Services History
As HIV disease has evolved from an acute, life-threatening condition to one that for many people is manageable, our services have also evolved to meet the changing psychological and social needs of a serious chronic condition. In addition to providing emotional support necessary, AHP clinical staff treat a wide range of disorders, including chronic depression and anxiety, bipolar disorders, and post-traumatic stress. AHP also helps hundreds of people, once disabled by HIV but now emerging from it, to return to work, school, or other regular activity. AHP’s Clinical Training Program has trained a whole new generation of mental health professionals sensitive to the unique needs of the HIV population.