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

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

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.

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By Stephen J. LeBlanc | March 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.

By Cornelius Washington | March 31, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter has never shied away from expressing and exploring every aspect of the community, including sexuality. A look back at the 1990s peak of escort ads leads to bit of erotic nostalgia.


By Mark William Norby | February 16, 2021

'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.

By Liz Highleyman | February 10, 2021

San Francisco has expanded its capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccines but is limited by an inadequate supply, Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said this week at a media briefing and a web forum sponsored by the Alice B. Toklas LGBTQ Democratic Club.


By Tim Pfaff | February 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.

By John Ferrannini | January 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.


By Liz Highleyman | January 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.

By | January 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.


By Jim Provenzano | January 1, 2021

In events that have been harshly criticized, hundreds of gay men, many from California, traveled to circuit parties near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in Atlanta over the New Year's Eve holiday week.

By John Ferrannini | December 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.


By Liz Highleyman | December 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.

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 | November 11, 2020

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.


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.


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