Health

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 6, 2014

Three decades ago, Tez Anderson learned he was HIV-positive and watched countless friends, lovers, and associates be felled by AIDS. The traumas exacted a psychological toll as he aged.

Giuliano Compensation Tops $300K

Giuliano Compensation Tops $300K

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  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Mar 24, 2014

San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano was compensated more than $300,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year, upping the income for someone who already was likely the highest-paid head of any LGBT-related nonprofit in the city.

Grindr Now An STD Outreach Tool

Grindr Now An STD Outreach Tool

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  • by Seth Hemelgarn
  • Mar 23, 2014

San Mateo County health workers have been creating fake profiles on the online hookup application Grindr to encourage more men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

STD Rates Continue to Climb in San Francisco

STD Rates Continue to Climb in San Francisco

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 22, 2014

San Francisco saw increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the eighth consecutive year in 2013.

CDC Updates Term for ’Unprotected Sex’

CDC Updates Term for ’Unprotected Sex’

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  • by Chuck Colbert
  • Feb 15, 2014

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have agreed to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to mean "sex without condoms."

Clean Crack Pipes as HIV, Hep C Prevention Tool?

Clean Crack Pipes as HIV, Hep C Prevention Tool?

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  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • Feb 8, 2014

San Francisco city supervisors and health advocates are continuing to greet the idea of distributing crack pipes with a mix that includes open-mindedness and silence.

South Bay Health Report: Obesity Top Concern

South Bay Health Report: Obesity Top Concern

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  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 26, 2014

Santa Clara County released the results of its first-ever countywide LGBT health survey that show chronic physical health issues and obesity top the list of concerns.

New Year, New Resolve

New Year, New Resolve

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  • by Elliot Owen
  • Jan 16, 2014

It’s a new year and during January, many smokers will try kicking the habit that, according to the American Lung Association, causes more than 443,000, or one in five, American deaths each year.

Sex Without Condoms: Discuss

Sex Without Condoms: Discuss

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  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 22, 2013

Today safer sex goes beyond just condoms and includes strategies such as serosorting (having sex with people of the same HIV status), seropositioning (choosing sex acts and top or bottom positions based on status), and using PrEP.

Ads Urge LGBTs to Sign Up for Insurance

Ads Urge LGBTs to Sign Up for Insurance

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 8, 2013

California’s health insurance exchange is targeting uninsured LGBT residents with a new marketing campaign aimed at signing them up for coverage.

New Study: Lgbt Seniors Struggle With Suicide

New Study: Lgbt Seniors Struggle With Suicide

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  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 12, 2013

Isolated from family and largely living alone, LGBT seniors in San Francisco contemplate taking their own life at an "alarming" rate, a new study has found.

AHF Pushes SF Drug Pricing Measure

AHF Pushes SF Drug Pricing Measure

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  • by Seth Hemmelgarn
  • May 31, 2013

The Los Angeles-based AHF is sponsoring a ballot measure this fall to encourage San Francisco officials to call for cheaper drug prices.

Project Open Hand Pulls Out of Rough Spot

Project Open Hand Pulls Out of Rough Spot

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  • by Chris Sosa
  • Feb 21, 2013

A San Francisco nonprofit that prepares and delivers meals to critically ill homebound clients, seniors, and those living with HIV/AIDS is pulling out of a rough patch.

HIV Rages Among Gay Black Men

HIV Rages Among Gay Black Men

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  • by Chris Sosa
  • Aug 7, 2012

An alarming 60 percent of black men who have sex with men in the United States will become infected with HIV by the age of 40, according to the latest research presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C.