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HIV and Aging Program

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(415) 353-2119

The UCSF HIV and Aging Program focuses on the special needs of people over the age of 50 who are living with chronic HIV infection. Thanks to advances in HIV treatments, people with HIV are living longer. In fact, older adults are one of the fastest growing demographic groups among HIV and AIDS patients. However, adults with HIV often develop multiple medical conditions that need specialized care.

Our program is committed to maintaining our patients' health and enhancing their long-term quality of life by providing comprehensive care from UCSF doctors, dietitians, pharmacists and social workers, all of whom specialize in treating HIV and AIDS.

The program, which is part of the UCSF HIV/AIDS Program, is also actively researching issues affecting older HIV patients, such as the causes of increased cardiovascular disease.

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    Patient education

    FAQ: HIV Testing

    Commonly asked questions regarding HIV Testing including, why, when and where you should be tested and what to do if your test returns positive for HIV.

    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Transmission

    Commonly asked questions regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to Prevent HIV Transmission including, frequency, side effects, prescriptions and more.

    Support services 

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Make your hospital stay as smooth and comfortable as possible by finding out how to prepare and what to expect.

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    Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    Your time with the doctor is limited, thus it's helpful to prepare for the visit in advance by prioritizing the questions that are important to you. Learn more.

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    Men of Color HIV/AIDS Program

    350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 908
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    HIV/AIDS Program

    350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 908
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Women's HIV Program

    350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 908
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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