Women's HIV Program at UCSF

Investigator: Edward Machtinger, MD
Sponsor: California Wellness Foundation

Location(s): United States


The Women’s HIV Program at UCSF has provided sensitive, effective healthcare to women and girls living with HIV for 20 years. In that time, our experiences and research have shown that the key to making our patients strong again is to treat not only their medical needs, but to also effectively address trauma – which is incredibly common among our patients and has a dramatic impact on their health and lives. To us, HIV is symptom of a far larger problem – violence against women and girls. Our model of trauma-informed care helps women heal from and prevent trauma as a core part of their primary medical care.