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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

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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.

10/17/2014

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

Thomas Guerra

HIV-Positive Man In San Diego Accused Of Intentionally Infecting Dozens Of Other Men

An HIV-positive man in San Diego is facing charges of intentionally infecting at least two dozen other men with the virus that causes AIDS.

08/28/2014

AIDS Walk in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco AIDS Walk Takes On Special Meaning After Researchers Killed On Malaysia Flight 17

Over 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s AIDS Walk in San Francisco, which took on special meaning just days after a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying AIDS researchers was shot down over Ukraine.

07/20/2014

(AP)

Study Finds AIDS Epidemic May Be Slowing In U.S.

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

07/19/2014

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

San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

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.

07/15/2014

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

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