MJF's HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, testing, and treatment programs are designed to help stop the spread of the disease, and improve the quality of life for the individuals and families who are affected.
Through a partnership with Los Angeles based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the nation's largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care, Magic Johnson Foundation established five full service HIV/AIDS Treatment Centers in economically challenged, minority communities nationwide. The clinics provide cutting-edge medicine, lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy, testing, counseling, and ongoing disease management healthcare to more than 1,200 people each year. Patients have access to free or low-cost high quality healthcare, specialists, medications, and other services they need to live healthy lives. High quality care is available for all people living with HIV/AIDS regardless of their ability to pay for services. Centers are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and Jacksonville.
Additional HIV/AIDS programs include: a Community Grants Program (hyperlink to grants process—text below) that provides program development support to non-profit grassroots organizations with a focus on providing services that address the health, educational and social needs of those residing in inner-city communities.
Each year, MJF hosts a series of free HIV/AIDS testing events to generate increased awareness and health education. The Foundation’s HIV/AIDS initiative strives to make HIV testing routine and ultimately reduce the number of new HIV infections. Participants receive free testing, information, prevention tips, supplies, counseling, and referrals for treatment for those who test positive. Since inception, the Foundation has tested nearly 30,000 individuals. In the past year, over 3,000 individuals were tested, and of those, more than 1,000 tested positive for the disease.