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General Health

Hermanos de Luna y Sol

Hermanos de Luna y Sol (Brothers of the Moon and Sun), is an HIV risk-reduction intervention program for Spanish-speaking gay/bisexual men. Established in 1995, HLS offers peer social support and a safe, fun environment where participants can connect with others with similar experiences. The program is based on research by Dr. Rafael M. Diaz and emphasizes cultural pride, community building, and personal empowerment as key factors that enhance a persons ability to practice safer sex, avoid HIV infection and have healthy relationships. Program participants have reported safer sex practices, higher self-esteem and increased pride of being Latino/Hispanic and gay/bisexual as a result of participating in HLS. All services are provided in Spanish.

If you would like more information about participating in HLS, please call us at (415) 355-9058.

Group Sessions

Initial cycle:
All new clients are required to participate in a five-hour intensive introductory workshop hosted once a month. Clients are required to participate in only one cycle. After completing the initial cycle…

Follow Up Groups:
Clients also have the opportunity to participate in follow up groups that cover topics relevant to the community such as mental health, self image, self-development and healthy living.

Group Hours:
Mondays – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesdays – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Latino Wellness Center unless otherwise specified for special events.

Individual Counseling

Hermanos de Luna y Sol clients may also participate in individual risk reduction counseling and support services such as Healthy San Francisco enrollment, referrals to mental health services, and linkage to non-HIV medical care.

Counseling Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am to 3:00pm, or as scheduled.

1663 Mission Street, Suite 603
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 355-9056

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