Health

Researchers report long-acting injectable PrEP more effective than Truvada

Researchers report long-acting injectable PrEP more effective than Truvada

Long-acting injections of cabotegravir administered every two months were more effective at preventing HIV than daily Truvada for gay and bisexual men and transgender women, researchers reported last week at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

SF poised to allow gay bathhouses to return

SF poised to allow gay bathhouses to return

  • SEX
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 9, 2020

San Francisco is poised to allow gay bathhouses to return after the businesses closed more than three decades ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic.

AIDS 2020 interfaith service invokes healing

AIDS 2020 interfaith service invokes healing

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 8, 2020

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Diocese-California welcomed viewers to a virtual service Tuesday by standing in front of the Haring altarpiece in Grace Cathedral's AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel.

AIDS 2020 underway this week

AIDS 2020 underway this week

The 23rd International AIDS Conference opened Monday, July 6, with welcoming remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland).

AIDS quilt goes virtual as new pandemic brings back memories

AIDS quilt goes virtual as new pandemic brings back memories

The National AIDS Memorial grove has launched a virtual version of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to coincide with the 23rd International AIDS Conference being held July 6-10.

Researchers report long-term HIV remission in Brazilian man

Researchers report long-term HIV remission in Brazilian man

A man in Brazil man who was treated with an intensive experimental regimen has no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy, researchers reported Tuesday at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

Meet Brian Falduto: Gay Life Coach is also a little bit Country

Meet Brian Falduto: Gay Life Coach is also a little bit Country

  • HEALTH
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 7, 2020

Fame came early for Brian Falduto, a child actor in 'School of Rock.' Falduto is now back in the limelight, albeit in a very different way. He's an LGBTQ life coach and Country music singer-songwriter.

Homecoming queen: Carter Sickels' 'The Prettiest Star'

Homecoming queen: Carter Sickels' 'The Prettiest Star'

The premise of Carter Sickels' novel 'The Prettiest Star' is one that is very much based on the kind of real circumstances many gay men grappled with in the AIDS years of the 1980s.

Quilt panels displayed as AIDS 2020 opens

Quilt panels displayed as AIDS 2020 opens

The 23rd International AIDS Conference opened Monday, July 6, with welcoming remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland).

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

Although its hit mini-festival is over, Frameline continues to screen ticketed and free films online, including a series of narrative documentary and short films about AIDS.

AIDS columnist's writings resonate today

AIDS columnist's writings resonate today

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 24, 2020

When Robert De Andreis' columns were published on Wednesdays, they became must-reads.

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 16, 2020

How does one have sex without having been sheltered in place exclusively with someone? How does one have sex when the virus is potentially passed by the most casual of unmasked contacts?

Kaiser study shows no new HIV cases among PrEP 2-1-1 users

Kaiser study shows no new HIV cases among PrEP 2-1-1 users

Gay and bisexual men taking PrEP before and after sex — known as the 2-1-1 regimen — reported good adherence and none were diagnosed with HIV, according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.

Tips abound for having sex during the pandemic

Tips abound for having sex during the pandemic

  • SEX
  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 22, 2020

People have questions about sex and intimacy during the novel coronavirus pandemic.