Health :: HIV/AIDS

New SF developments to include housing for HIV+ people

New SF developments to include housing for HIV+ people

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 2, 2021

Nine new affordable housing developments coming to San Francisco are expected to provide at least 50 rental units for people living with HIV.

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

Guest Opinion: 'One of the men who fought the war': Life as an AIDS casualty

  • by John-Manuel Andriote
  • Jun 2, 2021

Like every gay man paying attention at the time, I heard about the "new disease" afflicting gay men not long after it was first reported in 1981.

'Never Alone' mural to commemorate Maitri hospice

'Never Alone' mural to commemorate Maitri hospice

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 2, 2021

As the city and the LGBTQ community commemorate four decades since the first reported cases of what became known as HIV/AIDS, Maitri Compassionate Care in San Francisco's Duboce Triangle neighborhood is set to become the home of a new mural.

Efforts to get to zero new HIV infections challenged

Efforts to get to zero new HIV infections challenged

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 2, 2021

As the Bay Area emerges from one health crisis, medical professionals are increasingly confident it can rise from another.

SF leads HIV response for 40 years

SF leads HIV response for 40 years

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 2, 2021

On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published the first report on AIDS.

New CDC data show drop in HIV cases

New CDC data show drop in HIV cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 28, 2021

New data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that new HIV infections fell by 8% between 2015 and 2019, largely thanks to a decline among young gay and bisexual men.

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

AIDS activism by the book: 'Let the Record Show' captures a movement's rise and decline

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 11, 2021

In the lengthy 'Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,' author Sarah Schulman documents and analyzes the ideals, actions, successes and failures of the people who made up the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power.

'The Normal Heart' online reading to benefit One Archives Foundation

'The Normal Heart' online reading to benefit One Archives Foundation

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 2, 2021

The late playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' presented a scathing critique of complacency and concern in the early years of the AIDS pandemic. An online staged reading on May 8 will benefit The One Archives in Los Angeles.

CDC: Trans women need more HIV services

CDC: Trans women need more HIV services

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Apr 21, 2021

Transgender women in the United States need better access to HIV prevention and treatment services, according to a new survey from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released ahead of National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18.

B.A.R. covers HIV and AIDS for 40 years

B.A.R. covers HIV and AIDS for 40 years

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Mar 31, 2021

AIDS first came to the world's attention with a June 5, 1981, report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about five cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) among young gay men in Los Angeles.

Writers pool helped readers on AIDS issues

Writers pool helped readers on AIDS issues

  • by Stephen J. LeBlanc
  • Mar 31, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter front page on September 20, 1990 announced that the San Francisco chapter of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, or ACT UP, had split into two groups.

Ruth Coker Burks' 'All the Young Men' - a big-hearted memoir

Ruth Coker Burks' 'All the Young Men' - a big-hearted memoir

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Feb 9, 2021

Reading 'All the Young Men,' Ruth Coker Burks' big-hearted memoir, brings that singular kind of consolation, and even joy, that comes with the finding of meaning in tragedy.

SFAF chief to succeed Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO next year

SFAF chief to succeed Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO next year

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jan 27, 2021

The CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be stepping down in May so that he can succeed the current CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center next year, both organizations announced in separate news releases January 27.

FDA approves first injectable HIV regimen

FDA approves first injectable HIV regimen

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jan 25, 2021

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved Cabenuva, the first complete long-acting injectable HIV regimen that does not require daily pills.