Health :: HIV/AIDS

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.

New SFAF CEO breaks barriers

New SFAF CEO breaks barriers

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 4, 2022

Tyler TerMeer, Ph.D., starts as the second HIV-positive and first Black CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation on February 14, the agency announced Tuesday.

FDA approves long-acting injectable PrEP

FDA approves long-acting injectable PrEP

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 21, 2021

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved Apretude (extended-release cabotegravir), the first long-acting injectable option for HIV prevention.

Hidden Mercy: untold stories of Catholic care in the AIDS epidemic

Hidden Mercy: untold stories of Catholic care in the AIDS epidemic

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 14, 2021

Even before its publication, gay Catholic journalist Michael O'Loughlin's book 'Hidden Mercy,' about the ministry of Catholics during the height of the AIDS crisis, has generated publicity via his open letter to Pope Francis.

HIV inequity persists at home and abroad

HIV inequity persists at home and abroad

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 1, 2021

Despite overall progress in reducing HIV among men who have sex with men, Black and Latino gay and bisexual men are not seeing the same improvements as white men.

Lee introduces bill to end bias based on HIV status

Lee introduces bill to end bias based on HIV status

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 1, 2021

Congressmember Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) introduced a bill alongside a Republican colleague on World AIDS Day to facilitate a review of federal and state laws to determine how they discriminate against HIV-positive people.

Some World AIDS Day events returning to in-person this year

Some World AIDS Day events returning to in-person this year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 23, 2021

People who want to commemorate World AIDS Day in the Bay Area this year will have a bevy of options around the region.

Visual AIDS: 'Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster'

Visual AIDS: 'Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 23, 2021

'Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster' documents selected graphic art posters used as preventative advice or protest art through the AIDS pandemic.

Doc believes 2nd woman may be naturally cured of HIV

Doc believes 2nd woman may be naturally cured of HIV

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Nov 17, 2021

A woman in Argentina appears to be the second person to naturally eliminate HIV without a stem cell transplant, according to a recent medical journal report.

Best AIDS films, part 2

Best AIDS films, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 16, 2021

In part 2 of our Best AIDS films articles, we focus on films that humanized PWAs and universalized their experiences by raising awareness of how they lived, what they thought and felt, sometimes with humor and a musical song and dance.

Best AIDS films, part 1

Best AIDS films, part 1

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 10, 2021

This year is the 40th anniversary of the start of the AIDS pandemic. It is worth reflecting on how cinema has portrayed the disease and those afflicted with it.

SF AIDS grove memorializes Brown, 1st person cured of AIDS

SF AIDS grove memorializes Brown, 1st person cured of AIDS

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 18, 2021

The National AIDS Memorial Grove has memorialized Timothy Ray Brown, who was the first person cured of AIDS, with a boulder at the contemplative space in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

50 years in 50 weeks: 1994, Pedro got real

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 16, 2021

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest —yet sadly briefest— star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's 'The Real World,' set in San Francisco.

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

Fauci on film: documentary spans the virologist's work on two pandemics

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 7, 2021

As he himself says in the new documentary made about him by National Geographic films, Dr. Anthony Fauci, known mostly for his work in the AIDS and COVID pandemics, "I represent the truth which makes people uncomfortable."