San Francisco HIV Frontline Organizing Group

SF HIV FOG is a grassroots collaboration between community-based HIV service organizations, Getting to Zero San Francisco, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to promote access to health care, encourage retention in treatment, and reduce HIV infection.

In collaboration with SF HIV FOG – PRC develops custom-tailored trainings, creates practical tools, and offers professional networking opportunities for San Francisco HIV service providers.

Past trainings have included topics like transgender care and competency, sex worker support, health insurance open enrollment, PrEP, access to behavioral health, and more.

Stay in the Loop

Sign-up to become a SF HIV FOG member. Enter your name and email address to be added to SF HIV FOG’s listserv and gain access to a community resources exchange and a local network of frontline service providers.

Sign Up for Upcoming Training Events

Sign up for upcoming trainings and networking opportunities.

SF HIV FOG Trainings Information

SFHIV FOG trainings are designed for San Francisco HIV frontline workers. Past trainings included topics such as Transgender Care and Competency, Sex Worker Support, Open Enrollment Health Insurance Boot Camp, PrEP, Access to Behavioral Health, and more.

Upcoming SF HIV FOG Trainings


This full-day training focused on helping clients enroll in health care during the 2019/20 Open Enrollment period. Segments will focus on:

  • Health insurance basics
  • Choosing a plan
  • Updates to insurance options (Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP)
  • A myriad of breakout sessions on subjects TBD

2019 OE Boot Camp – Open Enrollment Basics- Choosing a Plan

2019 10-7 Covered CA 101

2019 10-7 Advocacy & Activism

2019 10-7 SF HIV FOG Medi-Cal 101

2019 10-7 Practical Tips to Navigate Medi-Cal and Large Lump Sum Payments

2019 10-7 HIV and Dental

2019 10-7 Medicare Basics by HICAP

2019 10-7 RTW-Disability Benefits & Health Coverage


Part I Covered Calfornia 2019

Part II Medicare 2019

Part III Medi-Cal 2019

Part IV ADAP & OA-HIPP 2019

Part V Immigration 2019

Part VI SF Health Care Options

Part VII Miscellaneous 2019

Past SF HIV FOG Trainings

HOUSING 201: Coordinated Entry System

This full-day training focused on the Coordinated Entry system of San Francisco. Segments focused on housing policy updates, introduction to Coordinated Entry and the primary assessment, prioritization and placement, problem-solving from the Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco, and a Client & Worker perspective panel.

USCA 2018 Scholars Report Out

HIV & Aging – January 31, 2019

HIV & Aging videos

Open Enrollment Health Insurance Bootcamp 2018-2019

This full day training focused on helping clients enroll into heath care during 2019 Open Enrollment. Segments focused on health insurance basics, choosing a plan, updates to insurance options (Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP), and a myriad of breakout sessions on subjects such as navigating clients into care and categorically ineligible clients.

Download PDF Files:


Open Enrollment Boot Camp Resource Guide

Transgender Care and Competency

This training discussed culturally competent and humble ways of interacting with clients of Trans experience, how to best help clients access healthcare, what problems can arise from insurance, and how to engage clients of Trans experience in mental health care.

HOUSING 101: SF Housing Options for Low-income People Living with HIV (PLWH)

This training is going to be a basic overview of San Francisco Housing options. The training will review the history and reflect on the issues of housing and homelessness for HIV + people, along with demographics and statics around the issue.

Download PDF – SF Housing 101: Presentation

Download PDF – SF Housing 101: Basic Terminology

Sex Worker Support

This training focused on providing clients who perform sex work with compassionate and competent care. Segments included a sex worker youth panel, a panel of clinicians from St. James Infirmary, and a discussion section focused on client scenarios.

Behavioral Health Engagement for HIV Prevention and Care

This was a two-part training that addressed the value of screening for mental health care needs and enhancing client motivation to engage in mental health care. At both training days, participants were encouraged to identify go-to mental health referral sites and share them with other participants. The training delved into the details of accessing mental health care through Medi-Cal and provided a roundtable discussion on mental health care access options.