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F2F Feature Film

Face to Face Feature Film

February 3, 2017
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol

Strike a Pose is a unique documentary that brings together the surviving dancers from Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour at the height of her fame in 1990 which was chronicled in the acclaimed documentary Truth Or Dare.  But despite having the word Truth in its title there is much that wasn’t discussed in that film because the dancers were not ready to talk about themselves.  Now the remaining six have been reunited in this powerful story about truth, love, sexuality, and HIV.

Proceeds from the movie benefit F2F HIV prevention & care services programs.

Visit Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol for more details.

Ab Fab The Movie

ab-fab-movie-posterThursday, July 21
Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St.
Sebastopol, CA

F2F movie night at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol is back and it is an Absolutely Fabulous affair!

Not only will you be among the first to catch Edina and Patsy’s onscreen antics, a portion of your ticket will support F2F HIV prevention and care services programs. Plus, visit this link to print a coupon for 15% off the Ab Fab menu at Rialto Cinemas on July 21

Movie synopsis: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

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#GivingTuesday is Nov. 28

Like you, our clients, staff, and volunteers have been devastated by the fires which swept through our beloved county in early October. Our compassionate team of professionals kept the doors open during the week of the fires, fulfilling our mission  through limited services. 

Even with these recent losses, we have never been more optimistic about the future. We will rebuild. We are #SonomaStrong. 

At Face to Face our focus is on beating HIV. We have tremendous hope: rates of new HIV infections in the county are on the decline for three consecutive years. And, with continued focus, together we can get to ZERO new HIV infections in Sonoma County in the very near future. 

HIV medications are working as prevention: The FDA’s approval of Truvada as PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)–taken once a day by HIV-negative individuals–has proven up to 99 percent effective at not transmitting HIV. Astounding results when you consider condom use at only 78 percent. 

Not everyone who is at risk for HIV in Sonoma County is on PrEP or necessarily know their HIV status. Therefore, we provide free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing at our office and in the community. During each test counseling session we offer PrEP referrals to HIV-negative individuals. You make our HIV prevention services possible. 

We know that you are being called upon more than ever with requests for your volunteer time and financial support. Thank you for considering making a gift to Face to Face on #GivingTuesday–a national day to kick-off the end of year giving season. 

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness-WFCA-Web-Image1Complimentary Tickets!

North Bay Stage Company cordially invites F2F Clients to enjoy the show! Choose one of these dates:  May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 or 17.  Shows start at 8pm all dates except for matinees at 2pm on Sunday May 10 and 17.

Please contact your case manager for tickets.

A little bit about the show:

Witness for the Prosecution – based on a short story by Agatha Christie, North Bay Stage Company is proud to present the story that deals with the trial of a man accused of murder of a wealthy older widow, named Emily French.  Since Mrs. French made him her principal heir, not aware that he was a married man, things look bad for Leonard’s defense. But the final blow come when someone close to him agrees to testify, not in Leonard’s defense, but as a witness for the prosecution.

PrEP Radio Discussion

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Part II

Sunday, March 22
Outbeat Radio News

F2F Programs Director Meghan Murphy, pictured on the right, participated in an informative radion discussion with West County Health Centers’ HIV Medical Director Dr. Michelle Davey.

Hosted and moderated by Greg Miraglia, the conversation was centered on the use of the drug Truvada as a strategy to prevent the spread of HIV. The panelist also discussed the efficacy of PrEP and what it takes in Sonoma County to obtain a prescription.

Listen to PrEP Part II

Listen to PrEP Part I

Autumn Legal Fling

alrpFriday, April 10
Face to Face
2:00 pm

In partnership with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, we are hosting this free workshop for people living with HIV/AIDS to complete Wills, Advance Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney.  

All documents will be notarized for free.  Please RSVP to your Case Manager by calling 707.544.1581. 

Things to bring to the workshop:

  • Photo ID (CA driver license, CA ID card or passport)
  • Name, Address, and Phone Number of the following people:
    • Executor of Will
    • Alternate Executor
    • Any person you want to give a gift or personal item
    • Agent for Medical Power of Attorney
    • Agent for Financial Power of Attorney

All documents will be notarized for free.  The AIDS Legal Referral Panel is a nonprofit organization that helps people living with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health status by resolving their legal issues.

Beerfest Sponsorships Available

BFLogo2015bBeerfest – The Good One!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Noon to 5pm

Noon – VIP Entrance
1pm – General Admission

This not-to-be missed beer festival is an opportunity for you to showcase your brewery to more than 1500 attendees, comprised of beer-lovers, beer-makers, and beer-bloggers.  Beerfest is a benefit event for Face to Face, whose mission it is to end HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Here is how you can help:   

Become a Sponsor – Pour Your Beer – Promote Your Brand!

Cool sponsorship benefits range from having your logo on a lot of our Beerfest stuff to great exposure with space in the VIP tent. Plus, we have key media partners like Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, as well as cool social media tools which will help us maximize your exposure.

As a sponsor you will receive a booth under the VIP tent from Noon – 5pm. Brewery sponsors will be asked to donate beer and to serve 300 VIP guests with 2 ounce pours for the first hour (you might consider a specialty beer to pour during that time).  The VIP tent will become accessible to all festival attendees from 1-5pm, so you will get your brand in front of all 1500 guests!

This is the first year in our festival history we are offering a VIP experience. As you might imagine we are pretty stoked about it.  We hope you will become a part!  Sponsorship gifts range in price from $250 to $5,000. 

To register for Beerfest, please visit our website  or fill out the attached form and return to Face to Face no later than Friday, March 20.


Eventbrite - Beerfest, The Good One

National HIV Testing Day

Rapid HIV Testing at Face to Face

Tuesdays through Fridays
9am – 4:30pm at the Face to Face Office

Face to Face offers FREE confidential or anonymous HIV testing at our office located at 873 Second Street in Santa Rosa. We use the rapid HIV test, with results ready in just twenty minutes!

2014 Holiday Cards – On Sale Now!

HolidayCardWishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year of peace and happiness

Artist Dan Scannell has designed a gorgeous holiday card to benefit Face to Face.  The cards measure 4.75 x 6.5 and include eco-friendly clear envelopes that allow for the serene image to show.

There are two ways to share our message of peace:

1.  Our volunteers will hand-address cards to your friends and family and mail them out in time for the holiday season. The message on the inside of the card reads:  “Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace:  A thoughtful gift has been made in your name to Face to Face | ending HIV in Sonoma County.”  Simply send us your list and our team of Elves will get to work!  $5 donation per card

2. If you plan to mail the cards on your own, we will be happy to send you as many as you need. The message on the inside of the card reads:  “Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace” $25 for a pack of ten 

Holiday Cards

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International Condom Day

International Condom Day History

International Condom Day seeks to promote the use of condoms as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).  It is an informal observance celebrated in conjunction with Valentine’s Day.  The holiday is also promoted by the AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV thru safe sex practices.

International Condom Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to the CDC, 1 in 20 Americans will get infected with hepatitis B (HBV) some time during their lives.  Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV.
  • There are more than 19.7 million new Sexually Transmitted Infections in the U.S. each year. (Source: CDC)
  • By twelfth grade, 65% of high school students will have engaged in sexual intercourse, and one in five sexually active teens will have had four or more sexual partners.
  • The use of Condoms make for the only proven method for reducing the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) during sex.
  • 5 billion condoms are used every year, worldwide.

International Condom Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Keep condoms on hand so there is no excuse to use them if the situation arises.
  • Say the Danish word for condom 10 times fast. Svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel
  • Talk to your kids about safe sex and answer any questions they may have.
  • Make a donation to the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)