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

  • 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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  • AIDSWALK Tucson Registration Now Open, June 28, 2017

    The 29th Annual AIDSWALK Tucson may still be 3 months away, but it is never too early to register and start fundraising! Join your friends and family (and your four-legged friends, too) for a walk to fight stigma and hate in our community. We’ll see you on October 15 for another amazing year of AIDSWALK […]

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  • National HIV Testing Day is June 27, May 19, 2017

    HIV testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States today, 1 in every 7 is not aware of their positive status. That means they aren’t getting the […]

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  • 35th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial is Sunday May 21, May 2, 2017

    The 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be commemorated worldwide on Sunday May 21, 2017. This year’s local event will take place at the Historic Y, located at 300 East University Blvd, from 6:30-7:30pm.  This is a free event and open to the public. This year’s event will include a multi-faith blessing; performances; a moment […]

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