Health :: HIV/AIDS

AIDS 2020 interfaith service invokes healing

AIDS 2020 interfaith service invokes healing

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 8, 2020

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Diocese-California welcomed viewers to a virtual service Tuesday by standing in front of the Haring altarpiece in Grace Cathedral's AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel.

AIDS quilt goes virtual as new pandemic brings back memories

AIDS quilt goes virtual as new pandemic brings back memories

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 7, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial grove has launched a virtual version of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to coincide with the 23rd International AIDS Conference being held July 6-10.

Researchers report long-term HIV remission in Brazilian man

Researchers report long-term HIV remission in Brazilian man

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 7, 2020

A man in Brazil man who was treated with an intensive experimental regimen has no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy, researchers reported Tuesday at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

Homecoming queen: Carter Sickels' 'The Prettiest Star'

Homecoming queen: Carter Sickels' 'The Prettiest Star'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Jul 7, 2020

The premise of Carter Sickels' novel 'The Prettiest Star' is one that is very much based on the kind of real circumstances many gay men grappled with in the AIDS years of the 1980s.

Quilt panels displayed as AIDS 2020 opens

Quilt panels displayed as AIDS 2020 opens

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 6, 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).

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 3, 2020

Although its hit mini-festival is over, Frameline continues to screen ticketed and free films online, including a series of narrative documentary and short films about AIDS.

AIDS columnist's writings resonate today

AIDS columnist's writings resonate today

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 24, 2020

When Robert De Andreis' columns were published on Wednesdays, they became must-reads.

Kaiser study shows no new HIV cases among PrEP 2-1-1 users

Kaiser study shows no new HIV cases among PrEP 2-1-1 users

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jun 8, 2020

Gay and bisexual men taking PrEP before and after sex — known as the 2-1-1 regimen — reported good adherence and none were diagnosed with HIV, according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.

Tips abound for having sex during the pandemic

Tips abound for having sex during the pandemic

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 22, 2020

People have questions about sex and intimacy during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Study: Long-acting injectable PrEP works as well as Truvada

Study: Long-acting injectable PrEP works as well as Truvada

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 18, 2020

Long-acting injections given once every two months can prevent HIV at least as well as daily pills for gay and bisexual men and transgender women, according to interim study results released May 18 by the National Institutes of Health.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

Forum looks at COVID-19 and people with HIV

Forum looks at COVID-19 and people with HIV

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Apr 27, 2020

People living with HIV in San Francisco are not contracting the new coronavirus or developing severe COVID-19 more than HIV-negative people, speakers said at an April 23 virtual town hall.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

'Jarring' study shows HIV-negative young adults eschew condoms, PrEP

'Jarring' study shows HIV-negative young adults eschew condoms, PrEP

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 25, 2019

In what one researcher said was "jarring," 54% of HIV-negative young adults didn't report using condoms or PrEP — two critical tools in preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS — according to the results of a survey released Monday.