Dr. Stephen Knox

About Me

I am a doctor of the AHF Healthcare Centers: Oakland and San Francisco. During the summer of 1981, I read in the newspaper about a new illness identified as AIDS that affected gay men and hemophiliacs. I entered medical school that fall. HIV has been the most pressing and interesting problem of my career. In 1985, AIDS was widespread in New York City where I chose to do my residency. I later moved to San Francisco where AIDS was just as rampant. I joined a practice specializing in HIV, the Davies Medical Center. I'm proud to have been a part of that organization for 28 years. During that time, AIDS went from being a death sentence to being manageable with treatment. Being a member of the Davies Medical team was incredibly satisfying. Working at AHF allows me to work even more extensively in the HIV field.

In elementary and high school, I was a professional actor. I had one line in the 1973 film “American Graffiti.” Years later, I decided to become a doctor and had the opportunity to dedicate two months to teaching HIV care and treatment in rural Vietnam. I’ve maintained a 20-year commitment to work twice a year in an orphanage in Tijuana for a week. Seeing the children grow up and leave to live productive lives has been a pleasure.

About AHF Healthcare Center – Oakland and San Francisco

The Oakland and San Francisco offices are filled with great employees that strive to deliver our mission everyday: providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. These clinics are an accepting place to patients from all backgrounds where anybody can feel welcome. We strive to meet the needs of our patients so they can live happy and productive lives.

Medical Groups & Plans

We accept – Ryan White and many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.

Training, Certifications, and Licensing

University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1985


University of California at San Diego, 1976 


St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York

St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York

License Information
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Years in Practice