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March 06, 2008

SFAF Podcast #28 - Magnet fights HIV and builds a healthy gay community in the Castro

In this episode we'll hear from Steve Gibson, the Director of Magnet, a health and community center for gay men in the Castro. Magnet was created in 2003 by members of the Castro's gay community as a response to rising rates of HIV and STD transmission. Find out how this San Francisco AIDS Foundation program helps fight HIV with a holistic approach to health and community building.

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Steven Gibson has been Director of Magnet since he helped launch it five years ago. Prior to joining Magnet, he worked for nearly 11 years at the STOP AIDS Project. Gibson earned his MSW at St. Louis University where he specialized in Community Organizing and Social Justice. When not at Magnet, he enjoys spending time digging in the dirt in his garden and a good glass of Zinfandel.

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