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

‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation Ban

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.

07/07/2014

Riders for the AIDS LifeCycle event. (CBS)

Thousands Of Cyclists Leave Bay Area For LA On AIDS LifeCycle Ride

Thousands of cyclists hit the road Sunday, heading from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to raise money for the fight against AIDS.

06/01/2014

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Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine

A Bay Area start-up trying to develop a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS is using crowd sourcing to fund the project.

05/26/2014

Soy Sauce (University of Missouri)

Soy Sauce May Hold Secret Ingredient In Treatment Of HIV/AIDS

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.

05/07/2014

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Some CPMC Patients Urged To Get HIV Tests After Equipment Improperly Sterilized

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.

03/28/2014

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HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’

“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.

03/25/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In California

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.

02/24/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipe Advocates Plan SF Giveaway Despite City Opposition

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.

01/28/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea

A San Francisco health sub-committee recommends the city hand out free crack pipes as a means of slowing the spread of AIDS. They say the controversial idea is not new, and is already successful in other countries. No surprise that not everyone agrees.

01/24/2014

Matthew McConaughy

First Trailer For Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Debuts

McConaughey stars with Jared Leto in the awards contender about a real-life man in search of alternative AIDS treatments…

08/27/2013

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