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The Golden Mean of Rest and Study

The Golden Mean of Rest and Study

  • HEALTH
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Feb 29, 2024

The golden mean is a term that's all about balance, and it comes from Ancient Greek philosophy. Aristotle was the one who stated that the best way to go about life is to avoid any extremities, such as working too much or not working at all.

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 28, 2024

Candidates for the open District 9 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors speak out on the uptick in HIV cases among Latinos.

SF deficit imperils Latino HIV funding

SF deficit imperils Latino HIV funding

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 28, 2024

Though Latino cisgender men now make up the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in San Francisco, more funding toward organizations that serve the community may not be forthcoming due to the city's projected budget deficit.

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

CDC: Many factors contribute to high HIV risk for trans women

Several factors, including discrimination, homelessness, and violence, help explain why transgender women have a higher risk for HIV, according to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unlocking Intimacy: A Beginner's Guide to Exploring Sensory Play

Unlocking Intimacy: A Beginner's Guide to Exploring Sensory Play

  • SEX
  • by Advertising Department -- Sponsored content
  • Jan 16, 2024

Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and connection, where intimacy takes center stage. In a world often bustling with the demands of everyday life, finding ways to deepen your connection with a partner can be a transformative experience.

Last large HIV vaccine trial fails

Last large HIV vaccine trial fails

The last large HIV vaccine study has been halted ahead of schedule after researchers determined "there is little or no chance of the trial demonstrating vaccine efficacy in preventing HIV acquisition," according to a December 6 announcement.

Bay Area blood centers encourage gay, bi men to donate

Bay Area blood centers encourage gay, bi men to donate

  • HEALTH
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 6, 2023

Two of the Bay Area's main blood centers are asking eligible gay and bisexual men to donate during the holiday season when they usually see a dip in donations.

Observing World AIDS Day

Observing World AIDS Day

Julia Ready wrote the name of her friend Michael Tyree in chalk on the sidewalk of Castro Street as part of Inscribe, a sidewalk art event to commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1.

Louganis honored at AIDS grove

Louganis honored at AIDS grove

John Cunningham, left, chief executive officer of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, presented the National Leadership Recognition Award to gay Olympic diver Greg Louganis during the World AIDS Day event at the grove December 1.

Latinos now have highest rate of new SF HIV cases

Latinos now have highest rate of new SF HIV cases

The 2022 HIV epidemiology report released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health Tuesday showed that for the first time, Latino men had a higher HIV diagnosis rate than Black men.

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

LGBTQ Agenda: State of HIV Care report finds workforce burnout, PrEP awareness are persistent issues

Released ahead of World AIDS Day, HealthHIV's annual report on the state of HIV care in America found that the situation is improving but that workforce burnout and the effects of HIV criminalization are persistent challenges.

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

Departing head of SF AIDS legal agency reflects on tenure

When Bill Hirsh formally steps down as executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel next month, he will leave the San Francisco-based nonprofit prepared for the future.

SF World AIDS Day event to honor Olympic diver Louganis

SF World AIDS Day event to honor Olympic diver Louganis

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 21, 2023

The Olympian dubbed the "greatest diver in history" will be recognized at the National AIDS Memorial Grove's World AIDS Day commemorations, which will also include its Light in the Grove benefit the night before.

US, SF increase PrEP uptake, but disparities remain

US, SF increase PrEP uptake, but disparities remain

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 21, 2023

A little over one-third of people nationwide who could benefit from PrEP were on it in 2022, but there continue to be major disparities among white, Black, and Latino Americans, according to data from the federal CDC.