HIV Programs


Our HIV Programs exist to ensure that underserved people living with HIV and/or HCV in San Francisco receive the compassionate, culturally competent support they need to manage their health and well-being.

Our HIV Programs offer nonjudgmental, harm-reduction based services that promote robust engagement by clients in their own healthcare. Our services allow individuals to connect with one another and overcome barriers to access much-needed resources, including medical and mental health care, housing support, food and nutrition, and counseling.

Specifically, our continuum of services are designed to provide:

  • Emotional and practical support through 1-on-1 staff engagement, peer support groups, individual health counseling, and Shanti Peer Support Volunteers.
  • Client Advocacy to assist navigation through the health care system.
  • Knowledge about HIV/HCV disease and treatment, and how to enhance health outcomes and increase quality of life, based on the latest medical research and health information.

For more information, contact Lorena Jimenez, HIV Services Manager at (415) 629-8985 or via email

If you would like to become a client of Shanti’s HIV Programs, please contact Katy Copeland, Intake Manager at (415) 710-8173 or via email.

For providers, please see our referral packet.