Truvada

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

Scott Wiener (scottwiener.com)

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener Goes Public About His Use Of HIV Prevention Drug

In what some HIV experts calling a courageous move, San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has gone public with news that he’s taking the HIV prevention drug Truvada, saying the idea is to raise awareness that this treatment could save lives.

09/18/2014

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Renew Efforts To Reduce HIV Infection

Oakland is ground zero for an ambitious effort aimed at reducing the rate of HIV infection in young gay men of color. Margie Shafer explains in this KCBS Cover Story.

06/20/2013

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Foster City Company’s Pill To Help Prevent HIV

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

07/16/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Panel Backs Foster City Drug Maker’s HIV Prevention Pill

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.

05/09/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Scientists Testing HIV Prevention Pill

The UC-based California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) has awarded grants totaling $11.8 million to see if a current HIV drug can be used to prevent the onset of the virus.

04/18/2012

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are shown at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

CDC Issues Guidelines For Prescribing Truvada To Prevent HIV

A promising drug shown to decrease the likelihood of transmitting HIV should only be prescribed to men at high risk who are closely monitored by a doctor, federal health officials said Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/28/2011

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are shown at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

San Francisco Anti-AIDS Groups Hail Drug, Worry About Cost

AIDS prevention advocates are hailing a pill newly shown to protect against HIV as a great tool for disease prevention.

CBS San Francisco–11/24/2010

Bottles of antiretroviral drug Truvada are shown at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

UCSF Scientists Report Big Breakthrough In AIDS Research

A pill already used to treat HIV infection turns out to be a powerful weapon in protecting healthy gay men from catching the virus, a global study found.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/23/2010

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