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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

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

About The Bay: San Francisco Police Skeptical About Crack Pipe Giveaway Program

The crack epidemic is far from over, especially on the streets of San Francisco, and one group is trying to make it easier and safer for addicts to get their fix by giving away crack pipe kits.

05/27/2014

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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

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

Free Crack Pipe Program In San Francisco Hopes To Build On Initial Effort

Despite opposition from San Francisco officials, a program to provide free crack pipes to drug users has now distributed some 200 pipes since it began in March.

05/15/2014

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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

San Francisco Armory

Kink.com May Leave SF Because of Tight California Porn Laws

Pornography purveyor Kink.com has asked San Francisco for permission to convert its Mission District studios to office space because the company feels bound by state restrictions on shooting adult films.

04/03/2014

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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

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