Health

AIDS Confab Returns to US

AIDS Confab Returns to US

  • HEALTH
  • by Chris Sosa
  • Jul 28, 2012

More than 23,000 researchers, service providers, policy-makers, activists, and people living with HIV gathered in Washington, D.C, this week for the 19th International AIDS Conference, the first time the meeting has been held in the U.S. since 1990.

The Best of the Gays: Outdoors and Sports

The Best of the Gays: Outdoors and Sports

  • HEALTH
  • by Chris Sosa
  • Apr 20, 2012

The Best of the Gays by Bay Area Reporter awards the top outdoors and sports winners.

BARchive: Love Hurts

BARchive: Love Hurts

  • SEX
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 19, 2012

Is your Valentine tired of chocolates and flowers? Does sipping champagne with a strawberry dropped in a fluted glass induce an eye-rolling response?

TL Health to close

TL Health to close

  • HEALTH
  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Jan 9, 2012

San Francisco Public Health Director Barbara Garcia said she’ll meet with the board of Tenderloin Health today (Thursday, January 5) to discuss the nonprofit’s fate.

It’s been a long road for man ’cured’ of HIV

It’s been a long road for man ’cured’ of HIV

  • HEALTH
  • by Kevin Mark Kline
  • Sep 7, 2011

When Timothy Brown, the only person in the world to be functionally cured of HIV, was first offered the chance for the cure in 2006, he turned it down flat.

SF health officials advise early treatment for people with HIV

SF health officials advise early treatment for people with HIV

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Apr 19, 2010

A standing-room only audience packed Carr Auditorium at San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, April 13, to hear about the city's new policy recommending treatment for all people diagnosed with HIV regardless of CD4 T-cell count.

TB cases linked to Castro bars

TB cases linked to Castro bars

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Jan 9, 2009

San Francisco health officials have traced several cases of tuberculosis to patrons of Castro gay bars, with one of the people infected a bartender in the area. The discovery has prompted them to ask 140 employees of businesses in the gay neighborhood who may have been exposed to an active case of TB to get screened for the potentially deadly disease.

Hospital’s HIV/AIDS division marks 25th anniversary

Hospital’s HIV/AIDS division marks 25th anniversary

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Nov 27, 2008

Twenty-five years ago, there was no drug treatment available for AIDS, and the cause wasn’t even known. Dr. Diane Havlir started working at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in the early 1980s, just after she had finished medical school.

DPH: No decrease in HIV infection rates among gay, bi men

DPH: No decrease in HIV infection rates among gay, bi men

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Aug 7, 2008

A report by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) finds efforts at HIV prevention in Massachusetts have made little headway among gay and bisexual men in the last several years.

Gay Games Works on Testing for HIV Drugs in Athletes

Gay Games Works on Testing for HIV Drugs in Athletes

  • HEALTH
  • by Steve Weinstein
  • Jul 22, 2008

The Gay Games is trying to accommodate those HIV+ athletes who have to take special medications by expanding and redefining drug tests.

HIV dental clinic to close

HIV dental clinic to close

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Apr 27, 2008

A San Francisco dental clinic whose clients include low-income people living with HIV and AIDS will close June 30, in a climate where patients’ prospects of finding other means of dental care appears tenuous.

CDC’s HIV numbers reflect new reporting data

CDC’s HIV numbers reflect new reporting data

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Apr 7, 2008

Names-based reporting of HIV diagnoses totaled 52,878 in the United States in 2006, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 24.

Syphilis up in gay men - except in SF

Syphilis up in gay men - except in SF

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Mar 14, 2008

The number of new cases of primary and secondary syphilis nationwide increased to 11,181 in 2007, a 12 percent increase over the previous year, according to preliminary data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the data at a March 12 news conference at the 2008 National STD Prevention Conference in Chicago.

Panel OKs mid-year health cuts

Panel OKs mid-year health cuts

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Wood
  • Mar 8, 2008

In a move that could affect the lives of transgender people, people living with HIV and AIDS, drug addicts, mental health clients, and homeless people, the San Francisco Health Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday, March 4 to approve about $19 million in mid-year cuts and decreases to the fiscal year 2008-09 budget from the city public health department.