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.
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.
SF Firefighter Files Harassment, Discrimination Claim Against Managers And Colleagues After Testing Positive For HIV
A San Francisco firefighter has filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he had tested positive for HIV.
One of the Bay Area’s biggest health insurance companies is doing an about-face. On late Friday afternoon, Kaiser Permanente said it will resume covering more of the cost of certain HIV medications, following public pressure.
San Francisco, which already leads the country in a few areas, such as housing prices, number of restaurants, minimum wage and baseball, can now claim to be number one in another category.
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.
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.
EBOLA REALITY CHECK: With Ebola Outbreak Hype Gripping America, Some Facts To Put It All In Perspective
It could be the fear of a hemorrhagic fever escaping from Africa, attacking the very heartland of America. It could be pictures of victims bleeding from every part of their body, writing in pain. The disease is fearsome, but beyond the sensational headlines, a little perspective may help calm fears.
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.
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.