Health :: HIV/AIDS

Louise Hay short documentary airs on POV

Louise Hay short documentary airs on POV

  • Jan 18, 2021

A new short documentary explores the phenomenon of Louise Hays' popularity during the AIDS crisis. Using all archival materials, director Matt Wolf takes viewers back to 1988 Los Angeles in his 18-minute short film.

Stanford offers telehealth PrEP program for teens

Stanford offers telehealth PrEP program for teens

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 16, 2020

That 2020 made telehealth the norm, rather than the exception, has led to an expansion of the Stanford Medicine Virtual Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, which was launched by two physicians late last year.

COVID-19 threatens city's progress on HIV

COVID-19 threatens city's progress on HIV

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Dec 1, 2020

San Francisco has made good progress in reducing the number of new HIV diagnoses and promptly getting people into care, but COVID-19 threatens to roll back these gains, health experts said.

Gay physician named to federal CDC HIV post

Gay physician named to federal CDC HIV post

  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that a gay physician has been named director of the agency's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Generic Truvada now available

Generic Truvada now available

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Oct 2, 2020

A long-awaited generic version of Truvada, used for both HIV treatment and PrEP, went on the market Friday, October 2.

Timothy Ray Brown, first man cured of HIV, in hospice care

Timothy Ray Brown, first man cured of HIV, in hospice care

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 22, 2020

Timothy Ray Brown, once known as the Berlin Patient, is in home hospice care due to a recurrence of leukemia, he and his partner, Tim Hoeffgen, have revealed.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors draft SF Principles

Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors draft SF Principles

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 16, 2020

Long-term HIV/AIDS survivors in San Francisco have drafted a statement of principles demanding greater inclusion in policy making.

SF HIV cases fell by 19% in 2019

SF HIV cases fell by 19% in 2019

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 10, 2020

New HIV diagnoses in San Francisco continue to fall but disparities remain, according to the latest HIV epidemiology report from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

California woman may be cured of HIV

California woman may be cured of HIV

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Sep 4, 2020

Sacramento resident Loreen Willenberg may be the first person to be cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant, according to a recent medical journal report.

Bodies and Barriers: new anthology shines light on queer health

Bodies and Barriers: new anthology shines light on queer health

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 1, 2020

There are few topics that aren't included in the new anthology 'Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.' Edited by Adrian Shanker, a Pennsylvania-based activist, Shanker was inspired to put the book together because of his own experiences.

Legislators, advocates commemorate Ryan White CARE Act anniversary

Legislators, advocates commemorate Ryan White CARE Act anniversary

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 20, 2020

Legislators and advocates commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act this week with a virtual forum sponsored by Vivent Health and the National AIDS Memorial Grove.

Researchers report long-acting injectable PrEP more effective than Truvada

Researchers report long-acting injectable PrEP more effective than Truvada

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 15, 2020

Long-acting injections of cabotegravir administered every two months were more effective at preventing HIV than daily Truvada for gay and bisexual men and transgender women, researchers reported last week at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

AIDS 2020 underway this week

AIDS 2020 underway this week

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 8, 2020

The 23rd International AIDS Conference opened Monday, July 6, with welcoming remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland).