Health

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Efforts to get to zero new HIV infections challenged

Efforts to get to zero new HIV infections challenged

As the Bay Area emerges from one health crisis, medical professionals are increasingly confident it can rise from another.

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.

Doors to Bay Area gay sex venues swing open

Doors to Bay Area gay sex venues swing open

  • SEX
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 2, 2021

Bay Area gay sex venues are welcoming back patrons as the region reopens up after over a year of lockdowns due to the COVID pandemic.

New CDC data show drop in HIV cases

New CDC data show drop in HIV cases

New data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that new HIV infections fell by 8% between 2015 and 2019, largely thanks to a decline among young gay and bisexual men.

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

In the lengthy 'Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,' author Sarah Schulman documents and analyzes the ideals, actions, successes and failures of the people who made up the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power.

'The Normal Heart' online reading to benefit One Archives Foundation

'The Normal Heart' online reading to benefit One Archives Foundation

The late playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' presented a scathing critique of complacency and concern in the early years of the AIDS pandemic. An online staged reading on May 8 will benefit The One Archives in Los Angeles.