The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating five monkeypox cases in the United States, while the World Health Organization has now confirmed more than 90 cases in a dozen countries.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued an alert about overdoses — both fatal and non-fatal — after people were apparently exposed to fentanyl while using cocaine.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation runs one of the largest community-based HIV service programs in the country, but last month, it began canceling some services and rationing testing for sexually-transmitted infections due to supply shortages.
Arteriovenous malformation or AVM is an abnormal connection of blood vessels in the lungs, brain, or spinal cord. This disease usually has no pronounced symptoms. As a rule, clinical manifestations depend on the localization of vascular neoplasm.
The National LGBT Cancer Network has released results from the largest-ever survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other sexual and gender minority people with cancer.
Distribution of a third vaccine to combat COVID-19 has begun across the country, following federal authorization last week.
The federal Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a second COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Cambridge-based biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, for people age 18 and up.
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.
Two coronavirus vaccine candidates have shown they are more than 90% effective after phase 3 clinical trials.
The requirement that local health departments and health care providers must report the sexual orientation and gender identity data of COVID-19 cases does not apply to everyone being tested — only to those who have received positive tests.
The federal Food and Drug Administration approved the first new treatment for COVID-19 October 22.
California state Senator Scott Wiener hosted an hourlong virtual town hall meeting October 20, focused on problems related to mental health and substance use, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The largest-ever American study on the social and mental health of intersex adults was released October 9, revealing that the population experiences major health disparities.