Health :: HIV/AIDS

HIV vaccine fails in large study

HIV vaccine fails in large study

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 1, 2021

An experimental vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that uses an approach similar to its COVID-19 vaccine did not adequately protect women from acquiring HIV in a large trial in Africa, the company announced August 31.

SF budget, federal agency fund local HIV programs

SF budget, federal agency fund local HIV programs

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2021

San Francisco officials allocated $2.6 million for local HIV programs over the next two years in the fiscal budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that advocates had been seeking.

Gilead to lower PrEP reimbursement to clinics

Gilead to lower PrEP reimbursement to clinics

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

HIV advocates are concerned that upcoming changes to Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Advancing Access program mean that there will be less money available to local providers for related virus prevention.

Federal government: Insurance must now cover PrEP costs

Federal government: Insurance must now cover PrEP costs

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 21, 2021

The Biden administration is directing insurance companies to offer PrEP without copays or deductibles.

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jul 13, 2021

In this honest and poignant remembrance of the years before, during, and after the scourge of AIDS, celebrated designer, photographer, and artist Derek Frost escorts readers into the dark, devastating heart of the 1980s and beyond.

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

Third B.A.R. Talks panel focus on news coverage of HIV/AIDS

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 27, 2021

'B.A.R. Talks 3: AIDS/HIV in Print,' the third of the Bay Area Reporter's monthly 50th anniversary online panels, will feature Liz Highleyman, Tom Burtch and Guy Clark, who will discuss the paper's decades of covering the AIDS pandemic, online July 1.

Trans woman heads HIV program at SF Latino agency

Trans woman heads HIV program at SF Latino agency

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 23, 2021

In the past two decades, Claudia Cabrera has gone from a client of Instituto Familiar de la Raza — new to the city and indeed to the country — to director of the institute's HIV prevention, education, and support program.

SF updates its HIV housing plan

SF updates its HIV housing plan

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 16, 2021

San Francisco aims to increase by 30% within the next five years the number of rental subsidies dedicated to people living with HIV and AIDS.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

50 years in 50 weeks: 1981's AIDS editorial

  • by BAR staff
  • Jun 16, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter first mentioned what became HIV/AIDS about a month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice on June 5, 1981.

Moving event in SF marks AIDS at 40

Moving event in SF marks AIDS at 40

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 7, 2021

People gathered at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park June 5 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first reported AIDS cases and to solemnly view portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and remember those lives lost.

AIDS grove commemorates 40 years of epidemic

AIDS grove commemorates 40 years of epidemic

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 2, 2021

As the country prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the first cases of what is now known as AIDS in the U.S., the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco will open to the public for what organizers said would be a moving tribute.

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

Guest Opinion: HIV/AIDS is not over

  • by Matt Sharp
  • Jun 2, 2021

Oaklawn, Dallas, 1984. Back then, I stopped into the Crossroads Market about once a week to pick up the latest issue of the New York Native, a gay political newsprint magazine where I could get the very latest information about AIDS.

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

Editorial: AIDS at 40 — and beyond

  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Jun 2, 2021

It was scary. On June 5, 1981, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted five cases of pneumocystis pneumonia among previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.

AIDS at 40: Survivors reflect on epidemic

AIDS at 40: Survivors reflect on epidemic

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 2, 2021

On July 3, 1981, the headline "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals" appeared in the New York Times.