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San Antonio Aids Foundation (SAAF) Offers Free HIV Testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Since 1999, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has been observed on February 7 to educate and bring awareness to members of the community who may currently be living with HIV, and those who are most at risk of contracting the virus. This year’s theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper, Fight HIV/AIDS!” According to

Registration Now Open for 25th Annual Run & Walk for AIDS

Launched in 1991 and now established as the city’s most significant HIV/AIDS fundraiser, the Run & Walk for AIDS celebrates the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS while raising much-needed funds for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). This year, organizers have set a goal to raise $100,000 to help SAAF continue providing its many services to the community, including

San Antonio AIDS Foundation at a Crossroads

Nearly 30 years ago, Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards started the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) in the back of a gay bar. From those humble beginnings, the organization has flourished, and now appears to be ready for another growth spurt under newly hired president Cynthia Nelson. However, for Edwards and some supporters, that growth has

SAAF appoints new president

Seven months after they fired their executive director, the board of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation announced on October 9 that they hired a replacement who will now hold the title of president. The appointment of Cynthia Nelson as president of SAAF ends a months-long search to replace former Executive Director David Ewell. Nelson has

Eat, drink, and bid for a good cause

The San Antonio Aids Foundation’s second annual Bid & Brunch is taking place August 9 at the Red Oak Ballroom from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm. Guests can look forward to a brunch buffet offering huevos rancheros and smoked salmon, a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, and live swing and jazz music by Johnny P and

New SAAF HIV Testing Location

At Pride 2015, the San Antonio Aids Foundation tested over one hundred people for HIV. The organization, which provides free HIV testing services among many other services for HIV positive people, is continuing its STD testing services at a new testing location at 333 South Hackberry. The previous location was at the Grayson Street office,

Record Cornyation funds distributed to local AIDS charities

A record $200,000 was award to the San Antonio Aids Foundation (“SAAF”), Black Effort Against the Threat (“BEAT”) AIDS, and four Robert Rehm scholarships thanks to Fiesta Cornyation 2015’s immense success this past April. This year, Cornyation was able to give away $180,000 to local AIDS charities–with $90,000 each going to SAAF and BEAT AIDS. Interim Executive Director