HIV Programs


We offer the following services for clients in our HIV Programs.

Medical Case Management and Care Navigation

Urgent needs assessment and referrals to appropriate vital support services; treatment adherence support and medical appointment compliance; harm reduction counseling; emotional and practical support; ongoing care coordination; and matching and support of client/volunteer matches.

Groups and Workshops

Shanti offers a number of support groups, seminars, workshops and retreats for individuals living with HIV and/or HCV. Our groups address a variety of goals, including building support among peers, increasing knowledge about HIV and/or HCV, treatment, and wellness, and improving psychological and physical health outcomes.

Drop-in Groups
Link & Lounge
Drop-in services are held every Tuesday from 10AM-12PM.

Positive Seniors
A weekly drop-in group for people living with HIV over 50.

A bi-weekly support group for Spanish-speaking people living with HIV.

Relatos Positivos
A bi-weekly online support group for Spanish-speaking women living with HIV.

Stepping Out
A monthly outing group for people living with HIV over 50.

A weekly drop-in group for women and men of color who are living with HIV.

Friday Hangout
A weekly drop-in activity group (games, movies, crafts).

Writing Group
A weekly online writing group for people living with HIV.

Structured Groups
Acute Survivors Support
A weekly support group for gay/bi men who continue to survive & thrive with HIV/HCV co-infection. This group is appropriate for people who are in HCV treatment, as well as those who are pre- or -post treatment or transplant.

L.I.F.E. Goes On
A monthly community building and social activities group for people living with HIV.

Honoring Our Experience
Honoring Our Experience is a weekend-long retreat for people living with HIV to come together and heal, build community, and have fun!

The Honoring Our Experience community also meets for regular meals, quarterly dances, and additional outings. Please check our Meetup page for upcoming events.

For more information please contact Gregg Cassin at (415) 637-4163

Activities & Events
Shanti offers clients an opportunity to enjoy some of the Bay Area’s cultural events and recreational activities with a supportive group of peers. Event Tickets (complimentary) are offered for musicals, live theater, concerts, sports, opera, ballet, and more.

Our Event Line provides recorded information on event availability five days a week. (Please note that the line is updated at 12:30pm Wednesday-Sunday.) Additionally, interested parties can subscribe to an email list providing the same information.

A Volunteer is available at the Activities Desk at Shanti’s Polk Street office Wednesday through Friday 10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

For a recorded listing of current Activities & Events and to reserve tickets call (415) 674-4743. To be added to the email list please contact