Health :: HIV/AIDS

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.