The mission of the UCSF Alliance Heath Project (AHP) is to support the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives.


AHP’s goals seek to manifest this mission:

  • Decrease health disparities within the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities
  • Provide the highest quality mental health services and substance use counseling based on the most effective interventions
  • Grow a diverse and culturally competent work environment that allows staff to do their best and clients to flourish
  • Translate our frontline expertise and our research findings into interventions, publications, and trainings that broaden its effect beyond our local community

Our values guide our activities toward these goals and ensure that our services are:

  • Client-centered. We focus on the individual needs of each person seeking our services
  • Strength-based. We help individuals maximize their existing capacities to undertake the challenges they identify
  • Health and wellness enhancing. We work toward an individual’s vision of a healthy and meaningful life
  • Culturally competent. We constantly develop our capacities to match the growing diversity of the populations we serve; and we recognize that individuals, as the experts in their own lives, have much to teach us about their cultures


Art for AIDS, a juried live and silent auction, is San Francisco’s premier art event benefiting one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations, the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP). Please join us and support the LGBTQ and HIV-affected clients at AHP with your winning bid!

601 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Saturday, October 19, 2019
5:30 to 9:30 pm

  • Sophisticated art patrons and buyers
  • Modern and contemporary art pieces for sale
    during an evening of silent and live auctions
  • Community-minded artists, sponsors, and philanthropists
  • San Francisco’s finest purveyors of food and drink
  • Wine and Cocktails served all evening

Bringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world, a community deeply aware of the epidemic’s toll, with one of the nation’s leading HIV and LGBTQ mental health care organizations. 

Art for AIDS originated in 1996 when several local artists joined forces and decided to sell their art to help friends living with HIV/AIDS. Over the years, Art for AIDS has grown, attracting artists such as Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Kristine Mays, Tim Yankosky, Pamela Merory Derhnam, Marius Bosc and Catherine Mackey, along with works from prominent Bay Area galleries and collectors.

© UCSF Alliance Health Project