Engage Safely, Use Responsibly

This is a resource page for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally students at the University of Arizona.  Students at UA told us they want to know where to get services that are safe and responsive to their needs as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally young people.  This page offers a list of providers and information that can help keep you and your community healthy and informed.

Get to Know Your Options

Local resources to help you navigate your health. Get more information on what services they offer, how much it will cost, and other questions you may have. And don’t forget to share this information with your friends. We stay healthy by getting support and giving support.

Campus Health

1224 E Lowell St
Tucson, AZ 85719


To learn about the services, how to make and appointment, and what it costs, Click Here

Campus Health – Counseling and Psych Services

1224 E Lowell St
Tucson, AZ 85719


To learn about the services, how to make and appointment, and what it costs, Click Here

Planned Parenthood Arizona, Margaret Sanger Health Center

2255 N. Wyatt Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712


To learn about the services, how to make and appointment, and what it costs, Click Here

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation

375 S. Eulcid Ave
Tucson, AZ 85713


To learn about the services, how to make and appointment, and what it costs, Click Here


Pima County Health Department

3950 S Country Club Rd #100
Tucson, AZ 85714

 (520) 724-7770


To learn about the services, how to make and appointment, and what it costs, Click Here

Just Because You’re Being Safe Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have Fun!

Prevent the crossfade:

  • Avoid mixing substances
  • Have a plan: Consider scheduling your drinks/know how many drinks you want to have, watch your drink, how are you going to get home?
  • Prepare yourself for safe sex: establish consent before you’re wasted, remember your condoms, but don’t forget consent can change

Safer sex

Correctly using male condoms and other barriers like insertive (female) condoms and dental dams, every time, can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus (HPV).

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Pre and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP & PEP)

PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. In regards to HIV, it is a once daily pill used to decrease the risk of acquiring HIV. PrEP may benefit individuals that do not have HIV and are at risk for contracting the virus. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a way to prevent HIV infection after a potential HIV exposure.

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Unlock What You Know

What do you know about resources that can help keep your friends safe? Share your experiences and protect your community!


Your Story is a collaboration of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and Amistades, Inc., which proposes to build sustainable, high-capacity community prevention infrastructure in Tucson and Pima County, AZ to prevent and reduce substance use, HIV and Hepatitis transmission by reaching Latino, Native American and LGBTQ young people ages 12 – 24. Funding for this website was made possible in part by the grant HIV Capacity Building Initiative, HIV CBI (#5H79SP021166) from SAMHSA. The view expressed in publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Bea Velázquez

Eddie Diaz

News and Events

  • SAAF WINS BBB Torch Award in Nonprofit Ethics, May 14, 2019

    We are honored to be the recipient of the BBB Serving Southern Arizona’s Torch Award for Nonprofit Ethics! As a nonprofit and more specifically as an AIDS service organization and an LGBTQ+ serving organization, we hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders: our clients, our donors, the taxpayers, our staff and volunteers, our community partners, our funders, and […]

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  • Share the Love with SAAF’s Home-Bound Clients, December 26, 2018

    Did you know that 92% of SAAF’s Food Program participants have extremely low and very low incomes and rely on our programs not just to avoid hunger, but to receive appropriate, nutrient-dense foods necessary to maintain their health and prevent HIV disease symptoms and medication side effects? Individuals living with HIV and their families face […]

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  • SAAF Stands with Transgender Community, October 25, 2018

    Press Release for Immediate Release October 25, 2018 Based on news reports over the weekend, the Trump administration is working to dramatically roll back protections for transgender students by narrowing the definitions of sex and gender under Title IX that our courts have used to provide protections for LGBTQ+ people. It is reported that the […]

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  • 30th AIDSWALK Touches the Hearts of Hundreds, October 23, 2018

    On the morning of Sunday, October 14th, 2018 hundreds of people gathered early in Downtown Tucson to show their support for the 30th Annual AIDSWALK Tucson. Everyone has a different reason for walking, some very personal while others walk due to a strong sense of community.  No matter the reason, the presence of approximately 500 […]

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  • Call for 2019 Out Brunch Community Award Nominations, August 23, 2018

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) is proud to announce the community nomination period for the 2019 Out Brunch Community Awards. The Out Brunch Community Awards recognize and celebrate the work and dedication of three exceptional community members.  Nominations open August 23, 2018 and close September 21, 2018.  The awards will be given at the […]

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