Aids

Vangardist #HIVHeroes Special Edition (Vangardist)

Magazine Printed Using HIV-Positive Blood Goes On Sale To Raise Awareness

The magazine’s chief editor said holding a copy of Vandgardist will be like “holding somebody who is HIV positive.” It will not harm you.

05/05/2015

San Diego man pleads no contest to willfully spreading HIV. (CBS 8)

San Diego Man Gets 6 Months Jail For Spreading HIV

A San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.

05/05/2015

Anti Retro Viral (ARV) drugs. (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Watchdog Sues Cigna For Alleged Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDS

A class-action lawsuit against Cigna claims the company’s new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

04/28/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.

03/15/2015

A blood donation bag. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

Former porn industry workers protest in front of Cal/OSHA offices in Oakland, November 6, 2014.

Former Porn Industry Workers Protest In Oakland Over Condom Rules They Say Are Being Disregarded

Former porn stars are speaking out about a job risk they say is not being taken seriously, while some porn industry advocates say it’s much ado about nothing.

11/06/2014

(Getty Images)

UCSF Ebola Preparedness Harkens Back To Early Days Of AIDS

Officials at UCSF say its hospitals have prepared should someone at any of its facilities show signs of the Ebola virus, despite the very low risk of anyone contracting the disease locally.

10/09/2014

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation To Allocate $800K For Residents Who Can’t Afford HIV/AIDS Drugs

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday that would allocate about $800,000 to not only assist San Franciscans who can’t afford preventative HIV/AIDS drugs but would also pay health navigators to increase education about the effectiveness of the drug.

09/23/2014

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Make HIV/AIDS Drug Available To Anyone Who Needs It

Supervisor David Campos wants the Board to appropriate an extra $807,000 to cover the cost of providing Truvada to any San Franciscan who needs it.

09/18/2014

City Hall is lit red by the (RED) campaign to raise awareness and funds on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for (RED))

San Francisco Could Be First City In The World To Provide Free HIV Prevention Pill To Residents

A San Francisco supervisor is asking the city to provide a HIV prevention drug to all residents free of charge.

09/16/2014

more