Health

Black, Latino HIV infection rate troubles officials

Black, Latino HIV infection rate troubles officials

African-American and Latino men continue to have a disproportionately high likelihood of new HIV infections, according to the latest HIV surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by by Liz Highleyman
  • Mar 21, 2018

The International AIDS Society's decision to hold its next large conference in San Francisco and Oakland in July 2020 has provoked controversy at both the local and global levels.

SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

Before there was Getting to Zero, which aims to dramatically reduce HIV transmission, HIV-related deaths, and stigma by 2020, San Francisco joined Fast-Track Cities, which attempts to do the same thing in cities around the world.

Figures show PrEP usage lags

Figures show PrEP usage lags

While PrEP usage has reached more than 75,000 people in the U.S., attendees at an annual conference were told the HIV prevention medication is still not reaching those who could benefit from it, including minority men who have sex with men.

BARchive :: Fair Trade

BARchive :: Fair Trade

  • SEX
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 18, 2018

Late in 2016, the press buzzed with word of tunnels beneath the 900 block of Market Street that provided escape routes from bars. There was more underground about these bars than tunnels, however. They were a hotbed of trade.

 SF Health Dept. Promotes PrEP for African-Americans

SF Health Dept. Promotes PrEP for African-Americans

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has launched a new campaign to increase PrEP use among African-Americans, in an effort to help end disparities in new HIV infections, especially among black gay and bi men.

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved Biktarvy, a one-pill, once-daily combination that contains a new HIV integrase inhibitor and a kidney- and bone-friendly version of tenofovir.

BARchive :: How the Holidays Kept Hope Alive in the Midst of AIDS

BARchive :: How the Holidays Kept Hope Alive in the Midst of AIDS

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Dec 14, 2017

The roots of our holiday traditions in the gay community run deep. It should come as no surprise that when the darkest days of the AIDS crisis hit, we responded in the spirit of the season.

Cure summit hears of new remission case

Cure summit hears of new remission case

The past year brought no major breakthroughs in the search for an HIV cure, but a growing understanding of how the virus hides in the body is bringing people closer to strategies for long-term remission, researchers and advocates said at a recent summit.

App allows PrEP access via phones

App allows PrEP access via phones

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 13, 2017

An app that allows people to get PrEP prescriptions via their cellphones may expand access to the HIV prevention drug.

O.School aims to teach women about pleasure

O.School aims to teach women about pleasure

  • SEX
  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 1, 2017

Backed with $800,000 in Silicon Valley venture capital, a queer woman from Oakland is launching a national online platform focused on pleasure education for women and gender diverse people.

In California, Startup Delivers PrEP to Your Door

In California, Startup Delivers PrEP to Your Door

  • SEX
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Apr 16, 2016

California residents can now get PrEP delivered to their door via Nurx, a web-based app that also provides birth control.

Kurtis Wolfe

Kurtis Wolfe

  • SEX
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 13, 2016

Sexy, savvy stud's back at The Nob Hill Theatre

Researchers: Pets Can Boost Health of LGBT Seniors

Researchers: Pets Can Boost Health of LGBT Seniors

  • HEALTH
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 17, 2016

Aging researchers are just beginning to take notice of how pet ownership can be a boon for older adults, especially LGBT seniors who are more likely to live alone and lack family connections.