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Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

While street parties celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's win have ended and Donald Trump's refusing to concede the November 3 election, the incoming team has hit the ground running, releasing a plan to combat the nation's burgeoning COVID-19 epidemic.

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By Jim Provenzano | November 28, 2020

Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.

By Sari Staver | November 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.


By Liz Highleyman | October 2, 2020

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

By Liz Highleyman | September 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.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

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

By John Ferrannini | September 16, 2020

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


By Liz Highleyman | September 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.

By Liz Highleyman | September 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.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 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.

By Liz Highleyman | August 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.


By John Ferrannini | August 6, 2020

The Castro Street Fair will not take place in person as usual this year due to COVID-19, according to remarks made by Fred Lopez, a member of the fair's board of directors, at an August 6 virtual meeting of the Castro Merchants association.

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By Liz Highleyman | July 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 9, 2020

San Francisco is poised to allow gay bathhouses to return after the businesses closed more than three decades ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic.


By Liz Highleyman | July 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).

By Brian Bromberger | July 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.


By John Ferrannini | July 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.

By Liz Highleyman | July 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.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | July 7, 2020

Fame came early for Brian Falduto, a child actor in 'School of Rock.' Falduto is now back in the limelight, albeit in a very different way. He's an LGBTQ life coach and Country music singer-songwriter.

By Jim Piechota | July 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.


By Liz Highleyman | July 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).

By Jim Provenzano | July 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.


By Brian Bromberger | June 24, 2020

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

By Race Bannon | June 16, 2020

How does one have sex without having been sheltered in place exclusively with someone? How does one have sex when the virus is potentially passed by the most casual of unmasked contacts?


By Liz Highleyman | June 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.

By Liz Highleyman | May 22, 2020

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


By Race Bannon | May 19, 2020

"How are you dealing with all this?" is a frequent questions. 'This' of course being the pandemic and the sudden restrictions it has put on our lives. And surprisingly, many of us are doing okay.

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.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 12, 2020

'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' co-directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht, has been released on Netflix and should be on your must-view quarantine list.

By Race Bannon | May 4, 2020

What constitutes being a kinkster? In what way is being a leather person different from being kinky? With the ever-growing categories of emerging sex subcultures, how do we clearly demarcate someone's sexual identity? Is that even important?


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