Yesterday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation held a press conference with several porn performers who have received positive HIV tests, including three who have worked at local porn producer Kink.com. Cameron Bay, who performed at Kink.com on July 31, received a positive HIV test on Aug. 21. (She tes ... More >>
San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo's favorite exclamation is "that's what's up." It's a fairly open-ended expression. But, at this very moment, "what's up" is that Romo will be on hand this morning to talk about important health issues affecting Latinos at the Castro-Mission Health Center. The ... More >>
September is one of the few months when San Franciscans can actually enjoy warm weather. Unfortunately, we can't really relax and enjoy it: Those freeloading mosquitoes are sucking away that one small pleasure. Health officials are warning residents to watch out for mosquitoes after they found a de ... More >>
Truvada, the first drug shown to drastically reduce the spread of HIV, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration today as a successful preventative measure for people at high risk of contracting the virus. Produced by Foster City-based biotech company Gilead Sciences Inc., Truvada h ... More >>
It's that time of year again. This Sunday, a crowd of 25,000 is expected to gather at Golden Gate Park to begin a 6.2-mile trek across the city to raise millions for the San Francisco Aids Foundation and other Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. The 26th Annual SF AIDS Walk claims the money raised by ... More >>
The only thing that might make Good Friday even better for some is a loud protest of the Catholic Church. We'll leave that one to San Francisco's AIDS activists who have made a long list of institutions they plan to shame today, including banks, cops, and Catholics.To remember the 20,000 San Francis ... More >>
In many ways, without AIDS, there would be no medical marijuana. But there could be a twist, according to new research: With medical marijuana (or synthetic marijuana-like compounds), there could be less AIDS.Researchers believe there's a link between cannabis use -- or at least drugs that share ... More >>
Today is World AIDS Day, and the men and women who have devoted themselves to fighting this pandemic -- from Bono to former President George W. Bush -- can justifiably take credit for a lot of progress.The day has particular resonance in San Francisco, which was at the forefront of formulating a ... More >>
Wonder how he feels about Jeff Sheehy ... In this election, Mayor Ed Lee has been called many charming names -- crooked, double-crossing, sneaky, Republican. Now he can add "dick" to that growing list of insults. According to the Bay Area Reporter, Jeff Sheehy, who was the HIV czar f ... More >>
Whoop Whoop!Apparently the tried-and-true forms of medical bribery -- a lollipop or a Winnie the Pooh Band-Aid -- just aren't cutting it anymore.But you know kids, these days -- they have such high expectations. Which is why the city has recruited Giants pitcher Sergio Romo to rub elbows with fiv ... More >>
So far this year, whooping cough has killed five babies in California. Although none of those were San Francisco children, cases of whooping cough in this city have increased sixfold -- and now the San Francisco Department of Public Health is considering a crackdown on children who are not vaccin ... More >>
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a state budget that will cut roughly $82.1 million from the state's Office of AIDS, says that office's chief, Dr. Michelle Roland. The state cuts promise to disproportionately hit cities like San Francisco, which is among the nation's top ... More >>
Without a measles vaccine, your children's lives may be in danger.Just weeks ago, a San Francisco man who had traveled abroad brought back a deadly souvenier. He had spent some time in Europe with a friend who had been diagnosed with measles, and several days aft ... More >>
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For years the city has been using racy ads to sell HIV prevention. Do they work?
An S.F. organization is providing radios and radio programming that just may save lives a world away
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.
The 9-11 Commission is a nutty distraction from the dangers we face
Federal investigators clear AIDS prevention programs of wrongdoing -- and then reinvestigate them
An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?
One man's hope for Nigeria's tiny neighbor
Some say Phyllis Kanki saved Senegal from AIDS. But can the controversial triage approach she's developing at Stanford protect the continent's western edge from the devastation suffered in the south?
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.
World AIDS Day
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.
Gay activists push for return of traditional bathhouses
Researchers are stunned by a gland they thought dormant
Gay-bashing survivor applies for political asylum
More HIV-infected gay men are choosing unprotected sex with infected partners; questions about the dangers go begging
How ACT UP San Francisco spreads spit, fake blood, used cat litter, and potentially deadly misinformation through the AIDS community
The promise of a new treatment has opened a painful divide
Some people with HIV don't get sick for years and years and years. Their lives might contain the clues for the cure.
Michael Petrelis has entered the AIDS debate once again
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.
Hepatitis B is the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases: It just can't get respect. But it sure can kill you.