New to SAAF?

Dealing with a positive diagnosis and coming to terms with the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS may not be easy. But you don’t have to face those emotions alone. SAAF is here to help you face HIV by helping you get connected to the services that can help you live with the disease. To schedule your initial appointment, please call (520) 628-7223.

Your first step to receiving services starts with meeting with a member of the Peer Counseling Team that will discuss your individual needs with you and verify your eligibility for our services.

Through this one-on-one meeting, we work together to identify how to best serve you. A Peer Counseling Team member will ask questions of you, conduct an assessment, and review your documents to determine your needs.

What can I expect to happen at my first meeting?

Based upon your assessment, you may be provided with a Peer Counselor to assist you in securing SAAF services or making referrals for community services.

If your needs are more intensive, you will be provided with a Case Manager who works in collaboration with your medical treatment team.

Each person enrolled in Peer Counseling or Case Management services receives assistance to facilitate access to those services critical to achieving optimal health and quality of life and receives advocacy assistance to help address barriers to achieving your goals.

What should I bring to my first meeting?

When you come in for your initial screening, please bring the following documents:

  • Proof of income (Last four paystubs; SSI or SSDI award letter; etc.)
  • Proof of Pima County residency (Utility bill; Driver’s License or Arizona Issued ID; Lease/Rental agreement; etc.)
  • Medical Insurance coverage information
  • Government issued photo identification
  • List of current medications
  • Medical provider information
  • If applicable, results of last lab work
  • If applicable, last and next medical appointments
  • Questions you would like answered

News and Events

  • Stonewall Foundation to fund Endowment for SAAF’s Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, April 14, 2017

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) has been awarded funding from the locally-based Stonewall Foundation to support the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th- A SAAF Place for Youth. This annual funding is in perpetuity and will help fund renovations at the Center in the initial year of funding while establishing and growing the Stonewall Foundation […]

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  • SAAF Volunteer Appreciation Event is April 27, April 5, 2017

    SAAF will once again shine the spotlight on our wonderful volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year’s event will take place during National Volunteer Week, on Thursday April 27, 2017; from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Y. Dinner will be catered by Carte Blanche catering, served by SAAF employees followed by […]

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  • AZ Gives Day is Tuesday April 4, March 24, 2017

    The 5th annual Arizona Gives Day is Tuesday April 4 and we hope that you will consider giving to SAAF on that day. We have arranged match gifts totaling $3,000 but we need your help to make sure that we reach each match (see below for a listing of match donors). Plus, if SAAF is […]

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  • Why a Will workshop is March 24, March 11, 2017

    Did you know…Nearly half of all adult Americans do not currently have a will? If you do not have a will at the time of death, the State will make determinations about how your estate is divided up. In Arizona, if you are part of an unmarried, same-sex couple, your surviving partner will receive nothing […]

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  • SAAF Stands with Transgender Students & Calls on Trump Administration to Protect All Students, February 23, 2017

    Yesterday, the Trump Administration reversed a sound policy protecting the rights of transgender students. The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) calls on President Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure all students have access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity and gender expression. The change to government […]

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The mission of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.