AIDS/LifeCycle benefits, and is jointly produced by, San Francisco AIDS Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2927405) and Los Angeles LGBT Center (Tax ID # 95-3567895), each of which is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation recognized as tax exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to AIDS/LifeCycle are deductible for income tax purposes, to the extent permitted by law.
One of the greatest opportunities the Los Angeles LGBT Center can offer someone living with HIV/AIDS is Connection to Care. This creates a one-stop-shop center for people who need HIV care. Here is an example of how this works. Please note, the name is fictional but the scenario is real.
Trevor comes into get an HIV test because he has reason to believe he has been recently exposed to someone with HIV. He sees one of the testing counselors who will administer the test. During the 20 minutes while the test results come back, the counselor will discuss risk behaviors, safer sex practices, and next steps. 20 minutes later the test result comes back positive. Trevor is just a 20-something young man who does not have a lot of means to pay for antiretroviral medications, his insurance is basically catastrophic insurance and does not offer regular medical care without an extremely high deductible. The counselor immediately takes Trevor to see one of the Financial Counselors to determine his financial feasibility. Trevor is then sent to the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic to meet with a doctor and get blood work. Trevor has the opportunity to meet with a mental health specialist to discuss what has just transpired. He then walks down to the pharmacy and walks out of the building with his antiretroviral medication. Trevor now has a place to go for all his HIV medical needs. Depending on his financial situation, Trevor may not have had to pay anything or very little for everything. This is made possible because of the funds we raise with AIDS/LifeCycle. Your gift makes this situation possible everyday.
Please support my efforts with a donation. No donation is too small; please consider giving to your ability. I have set a fundraising goal of $5000. A donation of $50.00 can be broken into smaller monthly payments of $10.00 for 5 months and a donation of $100 can be broken down into smaller monthly payments of $10 over 10 months. The donation is easy, secure, and fully tax-deductible in the year you make the donation.
Over the previous three events, with all my supporters' help, I was able to raise over $17,000.
- $17,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STD tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 115 clients. On behalf of those 115 people who were able to get that treatment, thank you. That is 115 people who otherwise would be able to get those services.
- When I reach my goal this year, $5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 18 patients.
Thank you in advance for your support. Thank you to all my previous supporters. Remember, together we can end AIDS.
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