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Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

Fight the power: Ron Goldberg's 'Boy With the Bullhorn'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Nov 26, 2022

In this new memoir, activist Ron Goldberg candidly and dramatically shares his experiences on the front lines of the ACT UP AIDS protest movements in New York City three and a half decades ago.

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

Moody blues: Stephan Ferris' 'Blue Movie: Scenes from the Life of a Sexual Outlaw'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 14, 2022

Former gay porn actor Stephan Ferris's debut memoir that chronicles his life in 77 unflinching and graphically depicted scenes. Ferris (aka Blue Bailey) considers the experiences that shaped his early years as "dangerous and potentially deadly."

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

Taking doxycycline after sex reduces STI risk, study finds

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 30, 2022

Taking the antibiotic doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after sex can lower the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, according to a study presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Montreal.

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

In a 1st, gay & bi men account for less than half of new SF HIV cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 13, 2022

For the first time, gay and bisexual men who don't inject drugs accounted for less than half of new HIV cases in San Francisco last year.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' true crime poetry

'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' true crime poetry

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 19, 2022

Steven Reigns, a Los Angeles-based writer who was the first official Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, blends literary genres to stunning effect in his spare and powerful new work, "A Quilt for David."

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

Going viral: microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • May 31, 2022

Joseph Osmundson's new book establishes itself as a unique and singular archive of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, queer theory, sociopolitical criticism, and a record of the viruses that are present in our guts, on our skin, and in our blood.

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

Mayor's budget to add $3M for SF HIV services

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 26, 2022

San Francisco Mayor London Breed will include a $3 million increase for HIV services in her two-year budget she is set to release June 1.

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

SF DocFest 21's queer winners you won't want to miss

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 24, 2022

The 21st San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) is returning from June 1-12 and will involve a hybrid presentation of virtual screenings and live presentations, shown at the Roxie Theater. Most of the latter will also include in-person Q&As.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 3, 2022

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

'PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute' - strong medicine needs more regimen

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 19, 2022

The complexities of the generation gap between gay men who grew up in the AIDS epidemic and those who came-of-age with tenofovir pills are explored in 'PrEp Play, or Blue Parachute,' now in a world premiere at NCTC.

SF rally planned for HIV/AIDS support

SF rally planned for HIV/AIDS support

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Mar 16, 2022

Concerned that San Francisco's historic focus on HIV/AIDS services and care have been diminished, several advocacy groups are planning a rally and die-in at City Hall on Monday, March 21.

Docs discuss case of 3rd person cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

Docs discuss case of 3rd person cured of HIV after stem cell transplant

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 23, 2022

A woman in New York City who has no detectable HIV after undergoing a new type of stem cell transplant may represent another rare cure, researchers reported February 15 at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

LGBTQ Agenda: Counterfeiting ring sold fake Biktarvy, Descovy, Gilead says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 1, 2022

Gilead Sciences Inc. published a checklist so that folks can ensure that they are taking actual pills of Biktarvy or Descovy.