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At UCSF 360 Wellness Center, we believe everyone should have access to the very best care and support to prevent and treat HIV, and to reach their ideal whole-person health.
Our model of care is culturally competent and patient centered: We listen to our patients. We work with our patients as partners. We work together to meet their wellness and sexual health goals.
Since our doors first opened in 1984, our clinic has always changed to meet the needs of HIV-affected individuals and communities. Today, UCSF 360’s four key programs serve a wide variety of populations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area:
- The Men of Color Program, started in 2002, is funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to address the health needs of medically underserved men of color—particularly African-American men—living with HIV. Due to our success, we were invited to help start and join the multi-site Black Health Center of Excellence for HIV-positive African-American men and women not in optimal care.
- The Silver Project, initiated in 2012, addresses the effects of aging, HIV, HIV medications, and HIV-related effects on age-related health conditions in our patients as they get older with HIV. The program includes use of geriatric and other assessments together with review by multidisciplinary teams to comprehensively characterize and address age-related physical, social, cognitive, and mental health needs of HIV-infected adults age 50 or older.
- In 2014, UCSF 360 launched the Sexual Health Improvement Program, a comprehensive sexual wellness service and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program for HIV-negative patients. This program is led by world PrEP expert Dr. Robert Grant, principal investigator of the international iPrEX Study, the largest study of PrEP among men who have sex with men.
- Via face-to-face videoconferencing, the Urban HIV Telemedicine Program has been bringing HIV specialist services to underserved patients at community clinics and service organizations since 2010. The program now includes individual home sessions available to all our patients using secure videoconferencing.
As part of the UCSF Medical Center and the AIDS Research Institute—one of the premier HIV/AIDS medical, education, and research institutions in the world—UCSF 360 is equipped to provide patients of diverse backgrounds and needs with optimal primary care, HIV treatment, and sexual health care in a calm, supportive, and safe space.
By partnering with local neighborhood health clinics and community organizations, we are able to address barriers—such as poverty, racism, homophobia, and HIV stigma—that contribute to HIV-related health disparities.
The innovative models of HIV care and prevention developed at UCSF 360 inform training for medical students and continuing medical education, and can be adapted and reproduced at clinics across the country.