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