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 >>
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 >>
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