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 >>
There are few places Michael Welch can go and feel welcome; there are even fewer places where he can go and survive. The South Carolina native is a former Marine. He is also a 45-year-old gay man with AIDS who uses medical marijuana to alleviate the side effects of his antiretrovirals. This puts ... More >>
Sadly, New Leaf is being turned overExploding costs of health care benefits and leases will force New Leaf -- a 35-year-old San Francisco center serving the LGBT community with mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services -- to close in October. The center's board of directors announced ... More >>
Celebrate! Is there any S.F. pol who wants to legalize the herb (not including Tom Ammiano)? [SFAppeal]San Francisco AIDS Foundation might not have your money. [New York Times]Celebrate Chris Daly. [BeyondChron]
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 >>
22nd Annual SF AIDS Walk Golden Gate Park July 20, 2008 Notes and Photos by Catherine McCulloch The sense of community was palpable Sunday at Golden Gate Park as over 25,000 participants left the opening ceremonies at Sharon Meadow for the starting line. More impressive than the sheer volume of par ... More >>
The 9-11 Commission is a nutty distraction from the dangers we face
A Point Reyes fun run
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.
To resurrect his reputation as one of America's greatest poets, Harold Norse is counting on the help of one of the city's most despised organizations -- Act Up S.F.
Gay activists push for return of traditional bathhouses
The artistic scope of fin de siecle roller derby makes Beckett's drama seem transparent
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
An existing drug offers hope for AIDS wasting syndrome -- if you can get it
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
Crank callers beseige crisis lines, and little can be done to stop -- or help -- them