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AIDS funding cuts could impact care, prevention
San Francisco Chronicle

Jerardo Lobato Hernandez lived on the streets of San Francisco for nearly a decade, struggling with severe depression, alcoholism and AIDS. Police arrested him regularly for public drunkenness, trespassing and illegal camping. Twice thieves put his health at risk when they stole his medications, which he is supposed to take daily. He’s “in great shape now,” said Alberto Rangel, Hernandez’s medical social worker at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center.