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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.

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.

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.

SF updates its HIV housing plan

SF updates its HIV housing plan

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 16, 2021

San Francisco aims to increase by 30% within the next five years the number of rental subsidies dedicated to people living with HIV and AIDS.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

The Bay Area Reporter first mentioned what became HIV/AIDS about a month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice on June 5, 1981.

Moving event in SF marks AIDS at 40

Moving event in SF marks AIDS at 40

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 7, 2021

People gathered at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park June 5 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first reported AIDS cases and to solemnly view portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and remember those lives lost.

AIDS grove commemorates 40 years of epidemic

AIDS grove commemorates 40 years of epidemic

As the country prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the first cases of what is now known as AIDS in the U.S., the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco will open to the public for what organizers said would be a moving tribute.

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

Oaklawn, Dallas, 1984. Back then, I stopped into the Crossroads Market about once a week to pick up the latest issue of the New York Native, a gay political newsprint magazine where I could get the very latest information about AIDS.

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 2, 2021

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.

AIDS at 40: Survivors reflect on epidemic

AIDS at 40: Survivors reflect on epidemic

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 2, 2021

On July 3, 1981, the headline "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals" appeared in the New York Times.

New SF developments to include housing for HIV+ people

New SF developments to include housing for HIV+ people

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 2, 2021

Nine new affordable housing developments coming to San Francisco are expected to provide at least 50 rental units for people living with HIV.

'Never Alone' mural to commemorate Maitri hospice

'Never Alone' mural to commemorate Maitri hospice

As the city and the LGBTQ community commemorate four decades since the first reported cases of what became known as HIV/AIDS, Maitri Compassionate Care in San Francisco's Duboce Triangle neighborhood is set to become the home of a new mural.

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John-Manuel Andriote
  • Jun 2, 2021

Like every gay man paying attention at the time, I heard about the "new disease" afflicting gay men not long after it was first reported in 1981.

SF leads HIV response for 40 years

SF leads HIV response for 40 years

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published the first report on AIDS.