Materials from the Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force, and other similar
organizations, consisting of meeting minutes, organizational records, and correspondence. Materials from other
organizations were compiled by members of TWAAFT.
The Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force (TWAATF) was the first organization in San Francisco to focus on the
needs of people of color affected by AIDS. The actual founding date was never recorded, but it appears to have
been in the later part of 1985. Principal founders were Ernest Andrews, Calu Lester, and Larry Saxon, and other
early leaders included Norm Nickens and Pat Norman. One of its first accomplishments was the organization of a
Conference on Ethnic Minorities and AIDS, held at UCSF in 1986. That conference drew more people into active
involvement, including Hank Tavera, who was later elected Chair of TWAAFT.
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