San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Blood drives will be held across the Bay Area and country on Friday in order to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
Silicon Valley lawmakers say gay men should no longer be banned from donating blood and are calling for members of the LGBT community to join a national “Gay Blood Drive Day” later this week to get the word out.
Thousands of cyclists hit the road Sunday, heading from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to raise money for the fight against AIDS.
A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.
Virologists at the University of Missouri recently confirmed a 2001 finding that a flavor-enhancing molecule in the sauce could potentially be used to treat HIV.
Some patients at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have been warned to get tested for HIV and other infectious diseases after hospital officials learned some equipment was improperly sterilized, a hospital spokesman said Friday.
“The Jungle” has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.
It’s long been a public health debate about whether it’s good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.
Supporters of a plan to hand out clean crack pipes to San Francisco drug users say they’re not swayed by city opposition and plan to hand them out anyway.