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Sex in the era of COVID-19

Sex in the era of COVID-19

By Race Bannon

Well, life has sure changed in the past two weeks. COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has affected all of us dramatically, certainly for the short term.

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By Michael Yamashita | April 1, 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.

By Advertising Department | February 25, 2020

'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.


By Cornelius Washington | December 11, 2019

If you're like many people who want to improve their sex and love quotients in the upcoming year, here are few selections for some sexy gifts, whether hung by a chimney or wrapped up with care.

By John Ferrannini | November 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.


By Race Bannon | November 6, 2019

Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.

By Bob Roehr | October 16, 2019

Leading HIV researchers have come to believe that at least one person has found a way to naturally rid their body of the virus.


By Race Bannon | October 9, 2019

Being polite and having good manners will get you a long way in life. The same goes for kink. All manner of sexual outlaw creature might be great erotic fantasy, but even the most full-throttle players need to abide by standards of basic human decency.

By Liz Highleyman | October 4, 2019

The federal Food and Drug Administration October 3 approved a new daily PrEP pill that could offer a safer option for some individuals at risk for HIV, but the indication does not cover everyone who could potentially benefit from the prevention medication


By Race Bannon | September 4, 2019

in considering 'meaning' as a core need, I've reflected on all we do and are as LGBTQ kinksters. Puncture the veneer of the superficial armor of our displayed sexual proclivities; the most satisfying are founded upon a sense of meaning.

By Liz Highleyman | July 15, 2019

New study shows that HIV can remain in the fluid surrounding the brain even after a decade on antiretroviral treatment.


By Race Bannon | June 19, 2019

In this column, I'll share some insights from Justin Lehmiller, an esteemed Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book 'Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire.'

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 29, 2019

Organizers of the International AIDS Conference set to be co-hosted by San Francisco and Oakland next summer are seeking $2 million from the state.


By Liz Highleyman | May 20, 2019

The largest treatment-as-prevention study for gay and bisexual men confirms that people on antiretroviral therapy with undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 15, 2019

Gilead Sciences announced last week it will donate millions of free bottles of Truvada for PrEP to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but many AIDS activists say it is not enough.


By Liz Highleyman | April 24, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds patents on the use of Truvada for HIV prevention, according to advocates, who want Gilead Sciences to pay future and retroactive royalties to make PrEP more widely available.

By Liz Highleyman | April 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Dovato, a two-drug combination pill that provides a complete once-daily antiretroviral regimen for people starting HIV treatment for the first time.


By Race Bannon | April 10, 2019

Recently, a young gay man messaged me, stating, "I've tried the leather scene. It's not for me." I asked why. He said, "It's not about sex anymore. It's not even about anything erotic anymore." Was he correct?

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 8, 2019

A bill to make it easier for people to access PrEP via their local pharmacy survived its first committee vote April 8 after California lawmakers amended it to restrict the supply of the HIV prevention medication to one month.


By Cornelius Washington | April 3, 2019

Our Bestie winner in Sex celebrate businesses that help you embrace your desires. We want you to embrace, engage with and utilize them while you still can.

By Liz Highleyman | March 27, 2019

An Australian man said he acquired HIV while taking on-demand PrEP before and after sex, which could represent the latest in a handful of cases of failure of the prevention pill.


By Liz Highleyman | March 27, 2019

Around 80 percent of new HIV infections are attributable to people who either do not know their status or are not receiving treatment to suppress viral load, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Liz Highleyman | March 20, 2019

PrEP was a major topic at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle. Researchers showed that a new version of tenofovir works as well as the Truvada pill and offered insights about how gay and bisexual men are using


By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 15, 2019

Blow Buddies, a private gay sex club that's operated in South of Market since 1988, could be in danger of closure. The owner is trying to sell the building, which is located at 933 Harrison Street.

By Liz Highleyman | March 15, 2019

Project Inform, one of the nation's longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and is likely to cease operations, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.


By Liz Highleyman | March 6, 2019

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fleshed out a proposed national HIV plan at the opening session of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this week in Seattle.

By Liz Highleyman | March 6, 2019

A London man with long-term undetectable HIV despite stopping antiretroviral treatment a year and a half ago could potentially be the second case of an HIV cure, according to a report at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 27, 2019

As health officials continue to urge more people at risk of becoming HIV-positive to take PrEP, the once-a-day pill that widely protects against being infected with the virus if taken as prescribed, San Francisco leaders are embracing a new dosing regimen

By Race Bannon | January 31, 2019

Leather communities have had a longstanding practice of passing down leathers, gear and treasured objects to others as a way of letting a valued possession experience new life with a new caretaker.


By Race Bannon | December 19, 2018

Tumblr announced that their platform would no longer allow adult content. Close on the heels of that announcement, Facebook appears to be following through on much tighter restrictions on sexual content. What does that mean for kink communities?

By Liz Highleyman | November 28, 2018

The number of people taking PrEP rose by nearly 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, but disparities remain, according to updated figures released this week by AIDSVu.


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