FDA Approves Gilead’s Latest Combo HIV Pill DescovyThe Food and Drug Administration has approved Descovy, a combination HIV drug developed by biologic drugmaker Gilead Sciences.
Hillary Clinton Apologizes For Gaffe Crediting Nancy Reagan With AIDS AwarenessHillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a "national conversation" about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal help in fighting the disease.
CDC Estimates 1 In 2 Black Gay Men Will Be Diagnosed With HIVAbout half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.
CEO Who Raised Price Of Life-Saving Drug By 5,000% Arrested In Securities CaseMartin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager under fire for buying a pharmaceutical company and ratcheting up the price of a life-saving drug, is in custody following a securities probe.
Bay Area Pauses To Remember The Victims of AIDSDozens gathered at the National AIDS Memorial Grove nestled in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Tuesday to remember friends and loved ones who have died of the disease.
San Diego Man Gets 6 Months Jail For Spreading HIVA San Diego man who knowingly infected another man with HIV was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.
Consumer Watchdog Sues Cigna For Alleged Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDSA 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.
SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California PrisonersA 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 HIVA 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.
Kaiser Reverses Plan To Raise Cost Of HIV Medications After Public PressureOne 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 Leads The Country In Rate Of Syphilis InfectionsSan 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.
FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood DonationsFederal 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.