New San Francisco HIV Prevention Plan Excludes Asian Americans

With San Francisco’s HIV community at endemic levels rather than pandemic levels, San Francisco’s HIV director has re-allocated the community-based agencies it funds and has left APIs out of a HIV Prevention Plan which targets Caucasian, African American, and Latino gay men, transgender women, and intravenous drug users. The new plan will redirect funding from API outreach to the newly targeted groups.

While the news is disconcerting – to say the least – an anonymous tipster found the news not surprising: “[The API Wellness Center, the de facto API HIV group in San Francisco] has had a very long history of burning bridges with other API HIV organizations […] and they made a lot of enemies, including former staff and potential allies … Honestly, it was only a matter of time before the San Francisco Department of Public Health found out about their bullshit and doubletalk–and withdrew their funding. It’s honestly very breathtaking that this happened, because they had a lot of friends in SFDPH and City Hall, so there must’ve been some major shit that went down for this to happen.”

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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