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50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest —yet sadly briefest— star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's 'The Real World,' set in San Francisco.

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 7, 2021

As he himself says in the new documentary made about him by National Geographic films, Dr. Anthony Fauci, known mostly for his work in the AIDS and COVID pandemics, "I represent the truth which makes people uncomfortable."

HIV vaccine fails in large study

HIV vaccine fails in large study

An experimental vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that uses an approach similar to its COVID-19 vaccine did not adequately protect women from acquiring HIV in a large trial in Africa, the company announced August 31.

SF budget, federal agency fund local HIV programs

SF budget, federal agency fund local HIV programs

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2021

San Francisco officials allocated $2.6 million for local HIV programs over the next two years in the fiscal budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that advocates had been seeking.

Gilead to lower PrEP reimbursement to clinics

Gilead to lower PrEP reimbursement to clinics

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

HIV advocates are concerned that upcoming changes to Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Advancing Access program mean that there will be less money available to local providers for related virus prevention.

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

B.A.R. Talks 4: That's (Adult) Entertainment, with John F. Karr & Cornelius Washington

  • SEX
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 25, 2021

In the fourth edition of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly online chats celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication, writers John F. Karr and Cornelius Washington will discuss the history of sexuality in the publication in an Aug. 5 online chat.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1986 - Call me

50 years in 50 weeks: 1986 - Call me

  • SEX
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 22, 2021

Determined to pick some prominent arts event from 1986's Bay Area Reporter issues, what stuck out more prominently was the high number of phone sex ads.

Federal government: Insurance must now cover PrEP costs

Federal government: Insurance must now cover PrEP costs

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 21, 2021

The Biden administration is directing insurance companies to offer PrEP without copays or deductibles.

The absence of doubt: Michael Lowenthal's dynamic 'Sex with Strangers'

The absence of doubt: Michael Lowenthal's dynamic 'Sex with Strangers'

  • SEX
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jul 20, 2021

In Michael Lowenthal's fifth book, Sex with Strangers, the writer steps out of the novel and delivers a fiery collection of eight stories coursing through queer and straight lives.

COVID breakthrough infections strike summer tourists visiting Provincetown

COVID breakthrough infections strike summer tourists visiting Provincetown

  • HEALTH
  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Jul 15, 2021

Dozens of summer tourists who were among those visiting the gay resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts over the weekend came back with more than beach memories and a tan: They tested positive for COVID-19 — even though they were fully vaccinated.

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

In this honest and poignant remembrance of the years before, during, and after the scourge of AIDS, celebrated designer, photographer, and artist Derek Frost escorts readers into the dark, devastating heart of the 1980s and beyond.

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.

Trans woman heads HIV program at SF Latino agency

Trans woman heads HIV program at SF Latino agency

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 23, 2021

In the past two decades, Claudia Cabrera has gone from a client of Instituto Familiar de la Raza — new to the city and indeed to the country — to director of the institute's HIV prevention, education, and support program.

Gay sex venues return

Gay sex venues return

  • SEX
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 23, 2021

Patrons showing up to take a dip in the hot tub or sweat in the saunas of Steamworks Baths in Berkeley last weekend may have seen something they haven't witnessed in a while — long lines of men stretching out the door.