Last week, the New York Times magazine published a lengthy piece on bisexuality by Benoit Denizet-Lewis titled "The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists." Despite the NYT's less than stellar track record on bisexual reporting, (e.g. "Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited," and the ne ... More >>
If you are a gay man and making plans to ring in 2013 in New York City, be sure to get your shots before you go. Health officials are asking homosexual men to play it safe and get vaccinated for Meningitis before traveling to New York where there's been a recent outbreak among gay men. On Novemb ... More >>
Pixelpeter/ShutterstockThe USDA is doing a public-relations campaign about food safety this month, and sent a Bay Area native -- now a Deputy Under Secretary -- to our offices to talk about e. coli. I, however, wanted to talk about food irradiation. The two topics are related. In July, the ... More >>
• There are over 1,000 food-borne illness outbreaks in the United States EVERY year. At least, from 2008 forward, when the Centers for Disease Control began compiling the data. Fucking disgraceful. This is what happens when you have an "oversight" agency that's in bed with the people it's ... More >>
Yo, where's the Asian Healthy Penis? The San Francisco Department of Public Health is known for being particularly hip and inventive with its STD-prevention campaigns targeting gay men. Based on the progressive campaigning the DPH has conducted in the past, including the Healthy Penis campaign (h ... More >>
Chris RobertsViva Ammiano!Reiterates His Demand to Governor: "Kiss My Gay Ass!"Leave all the "whore" talk to Jerry Brown. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, always reliable for a comedic zinger, prefers the Spanish equivalent: "puta."We've written about Ammiano's humorous attempts ... More >>
For autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. Its also way cool.
Monday, Oct. 5 10 a.m. - Public Safety Committee On the whole, people are in favor of "Public Safety," so most of the time the Public Safety Committee is pretty uncontroversial. The chairman arches his eyebrows and asks the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice "Why aren' ... More >>
You don't always say this about penises, but in San Francisco, they come in threes. First there was the walking, advice-dispensing dong featured in a locally produced health film/soap opera.Then there was local reality TV ingrate Stephen Fowler. And now, the San Francisco Healthy Penises are back! ( ... More >>
Last year's stupid hoopla over the HPV vaccine seemed so ridiculous. Like giving girls a cervical cancer vaccine was suddenly going to turn them into raging teenage sluts in search of any diseased dick on the block. Much to my inner teenage boy's dismay, the shots do nothing of the sort, so I only h ... More >>
For years the city has been using racy ads to sell HIV prevention. Do they work?
Sensational headlines coupled with fearmongering public health reports have HIV-positive men in San Francisco running scared. It doesn't have to be that way.
This just in: San Francisco is a singles' paradise!
Shawn Richard got the city to give jobs to alleged gang leaders. If anyone can make such a program work, it's ...THE LIFESAVER
Week of Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Messages from a repellent AIDS "activist" and other items of interest, put in self-serving context by Weekly Editor John Mecklin
Asthma, cancer, and other illnesses occur at higher-than-average rates in Hunters Point. Many residents blame the nearby Navy shipyard, one of the most contaminated ex-military bases in the nation.
Deciding they just wouldn't take it anymore, Bayview citizens stopped a Navy plan to incinerate toxic gas at Hunters Point Shipyard
In S.F., spring is the season for romance. And pig coitus. And mouse erections. And ...
In Berkeley, researchers have found a way to identify deadly spores, which could lead to simple, smoke detector-like devices. So why isn't anyone interested?
One man's hope for Nigeria's tiny neighbor
They are the "AIDS babies." Born before doctors learned how to prevent HIV transmission to newborns, hundreds of California kids are growing up under the burden of a deadly disease.
An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.
While feminists loudly celebrate the 25th anniversary of legalized abortion, quiet changes in the medical landscape make the procedure less and less available
Homeless gay youths in San Francisco run an extraordinary risk of HIV infection, according to city statistics. On the street, safety is a matter of economics -- and hope.
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent indrug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users