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

  • Giving Tuesday is November 30th, 2021, November 17, 2021

    This Giving Tuesday will happen on November 30th and SAAF could really use your donation. 2021 marks the 10th annual Giving Tuesday, a day when the nation focuses its attention on non-profits deserving of their support. Give today and make a difference in the life of a SAAF client tomorrow. Arizona Charitable Tax Credit SAAF […]

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  • SAAF Condemns COVID-19 Mask-Wearing Comparison to HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies, March 16, 2021

    Last week Arizona House Bill 2770 was passed, allowing for business owners to determine whether masks are required in their places of business. According to news reports, the bill’s sponsor, Representative Joseph Chaplik, persuaded the Arizona House to let businesses ignore mask mandates to stem COVID spread in part by arguing that they were not […]

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  • SAAF Welcomes Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah as its New Chief Executive Officer, September 30, 2020

    The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, excitedly, welcomes Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer. He is scheduled to begin his new role as CEO on Monday, September 28, 2020. Dr. Ravi comes to SAAF after serving as Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine and the UA Mobile Health Program, which provides free medical […]

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  • SAAF’s Next CEO, June 25, 2020

    The SAAF Board of Directors is pleased to share with you that Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah has been selected and hired to be the next Chief Executive Officer for SAAF.

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  • Save Lives By Supporting Virtual AIDSWALK Tucson 2020, October 2, 2020

    By Rachel McMenamin, Grants Coordinator at the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation As most things look different during this pandemic, so will the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s annual AIDSWALK Tucson. For the safety of walkers, volunteers, clients, staff and our community, this year’s AIDSWALK has gone virtual. SAAF will host a week long AIDSWALK celebration from […]

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HIV, LGBTQ+ individuals, and communities marginalized by society.