HIV

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

The Season 28 cast of MTV's "The Real World" in Portland, Oregon (credit: MTV)

MTV’s ‘The Real World’ Returning To San Francisco

The MTV reality series returns to the same city where its third season was set…

08/16/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

‘Real World San Francisco’ Star, Sean Sasser Dies At 44

AIDS activist Sean Sasser, who rose to fame on season 3 of MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco” has died. He was 44. …

08/08/2013

Liquid is released from a hypodermic syringe and needle. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Man Claiming To Have HIV Threatens SF Store Clerk With Needle After Robbery

A man claiming to be HIV-positive threatened a store employee with a hypodermic needle during a robbery on San Francisco’s Polk Street on Sunday morning, police said Tuesday.

05/28/2013

Prostitution, Human Trafficking (Generic)

Condoms No Longer Allowed As Evidence In San Francisco Prostitution Cases

After pressure from human rights organizations and health officials, a decision was made by the San Francisco’s District Attorney to no longer allow condoms as evidence in cases of prostitution.

04/30/2013

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

Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Program Draws Criticism

A controversial needle exchange program has Santa Cruz residents expressing outrage and frustration and has come under fire by those who say it needs better monitoring.

03/21/2013

(CBS)

SF Supervisor Calls For Restoration Of HIV/AIDS Funding After Sequester

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener called for a restoration in cuts to critical health programs that identify and treat people with HIV and AIDS.

03/18/2013

Stanford University Campus

Stanford Researchers Create HIV-Resistant Cells, May Lead To Gene Therapy

Stanford researchers have developed T-cells capable in a laboratory setting of resisting HIV, a breakthrough that could pave the way for a possible gene therapy which would be able to stop the virus that causes AIDS.

01/23/2013

(Department of Health and Human Services)

Report: Some Dietary Supplements Illegally Labeled

Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20 billion supplement industry.

10/03/2012

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Worried Prostitutes Skip Condom Use Over Prosecution Fears

San Francisco’s Public Defender is raising concerns about condoms being used as evidence in prostitution cases and wonders if sex workers are practicing safe sex.

08/21/2012

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