Health

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.

CDC: Trans women need more HIV services

CDC: Trans women need more HIV services

Transgender women in the United States need better access to HIV prevention and treatment services, according to a new survey from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released ahead of National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18.

B.A.R. covers HIV and AIDS for 40 years

B.A.R. covers HIV and AIDS for 40 years

AIDS first came to the world's attention with a June 5, 1981, report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about five cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) among young gay men in Los Angeles.

Writers pool helped readers on AIDS issues

Writers pool helped readers on AIDS issues

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Stephen J. LeBlanc
  • Mar 31, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter front page on September 20, 1990 announced that the San Francisco chapter of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, or ACT UP, had split into two groups.

Golden age of hustlers: The rise and fall of the B.A.R.'s famous escort ads

Golden age of hustlers: The rise and fall of the B.A.R.'s famous escort ads

  • SEX
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Mar 31, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter has never shied away from expressing and exploring every aspect of the community, including sexuality. A look back at the 1990s peak of escort ads leads to bit of erotic nostalgia.

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

  • SEX
  • by Mark William Norby
  • Feb 16, 2021

'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.

Limited supply slows COVID vaccine rollout

Limited supply slows COVID vaccine rollout

  • HEALTH
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 10, 2021

San Francisco has expanded its capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccines but is limited by an inadequate supply, Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said this week at a media briefing and a web forum sponsored by the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club.

Ruth Coker Burks' 'All the Young Men' - a big-hearted memoir

Ruth Coker Burks' 'All the Young Men' - a big-hearted memoir

Reading 'All the Young Men,' Ruth Coker Burks' big-hearted memoir, brings that singular kind of consolation, and even joy, that comes with the finding of meaning in tragedy.

SFAF chief to succeed Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO next year

SFAF chief to succeed Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO next year

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2021

The CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be stepping down in May so that he can succeed the current CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center next year, both organizations announced in separate news releases January 27.

FDA approves first injectable HIV regimen

FDA approves first injectable HIV regimen

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved Cabenuva, the first complete long-acting injectable HIV regimen that does not require daily pills.

Louise Hay short documentary airs on POV

Louise Hay short documentary airs on POV

A new short documentary explores the phenomenon of Louise Hays' popularity during the AIDS crisis. Using all archival materials, director Matt Wolf takes viewers back to 1988 Los Angeles in his 18-minute short film.

Gay New Year's circuit parties in Mexico and Atlanta defy COVID health precautions

Gay New Year's circuit parties in Mexico and Atlanta defy COVID health precautions

  • SEX
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 1, 2021

In events that have been harshly criticized, hundreds of gay men, many from California, traveled to circuit parties near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in Atlanta over the New Year's Eve holiday week.

Stanford offers telehealth PrEP program for teens

Stanford offers telehealth PrEP program for teens

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 16, 2020

That 2020 made telehealth the norm, rather than the exception, has led to an expansion of the Stanford Medicine Virtual Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, which was launched by two physicians late last year.