Health :: HIV/AIDS

Black, Latino HIV infection rate troubles officials

Black, Latino HIV infection rate troubles officials

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Apr 4, 2018

African-American and Latino men continue to have a disproportionately high likelihood of new HIV infections, according to the latest HIV surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

2020 AIDS confab site sparks controversy

  • by by Liz Highleyman
  • Mar 21, 2018

The International AIDS Society's decision to hold its next large conference in San Francisco and Oakland in July 2020 has provoked controversy at both the local and global levels.

SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

SF, Amsterdam on 'Fast-Track' to reduce HIV

  • by Charlie Wagner
  • Mar 14, 2018

Before there was Getting to Zero, which aims to dramatically reduce HIV transmission, HIV-related deaths, and stigma by 2020, San Francisco joined Fast-Track Cities, which attempts to do the same thing in cities around the world.

Figures show PrEP usage lags

Figures show PrEP usage lags

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Mar 7, 2018

While PrEP usage has reached more than 75,000 people in the U.S., attendees at an annual conference were told the HIV prevention medication is still not reaching those who could benefit from it, including minority men who have sex with men.

 SF Health Dept. Promotes PrEP for African-Americans

SF Health Dept. Promotes PrEP for African-Americans

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 14, 2018

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has launched a new campaign to increase PrEP use among African-Americans, in an effort to help end disparities in new HIV infections, especially among black gay and bi men.

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

FDA approves new HIV combo pill

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Feb 14, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved Biktarvy, a one-pill, once-daily combination that contains a new HIV integrase inhibitor and a kidney- and bone-friendly version of tenofovir.

BARchive :: How the Holidays Kept Hope Alive in the Midst of AIDS

BARchive :: How the Holidays Kept Hope Alive in the Midst of AIDS

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Dec 14, 2017

The roots of our holiday traditions in the gay community run deep. It should come as no surprise that when the darkest days of the AIDS crisis hit, we responded in the spirit of the season.

Cure summit hears of new remission case

Cure summit hears of new remission case

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 13, 2017

The past year brought no major breakthroughs in the search for an HIV cure, but a growing understanding of how the virus hides in the body is bringing people closer to strategies for long-term remission, researchers and advocates said at a recent summit.

App allows PrEP access via phones

App allows PrEP access via phones

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 13, 2017

An app that allows people to get PrEP prescriptions via their cellphones may expand access to the HIV prevention drug.

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jan 21, 2015

Before you read any further, I know the title of this column is provocative. Obviously I'm going to talk about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the once a day pill regimen to prevent HIV infection. I also seem to be implying that leathersex is lacking sex