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.
Former Porn Industry Workers Protest In Oakland Over Condom Rules They Say Are Being DisregardedFormer porn stars are speaking out about a job risk they say is not being taken seriously, while some porn industry advocates say it's much ado about nothing.
EBOLA REALITY CHECK: With Ebola Outbreak Hype Gripping America, Some Facts To Put It All In PerspectiveIt could be the fear of a hemorrhagic fever escaping from Africa, attacking the very heartland of America. It could be pictures of victims bleeding from every part of their body, writing in pain. The disease is fearsome, but beyond the sensational headlines, a little perspective may help calm fears.
San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation To Allocate $800K For Residents Who Can't Afford HIV/AIDS DrugsSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday that would allocate about $800,000 to not only assist San Franciscans who can’t afford preventative HIV/AIDS drugs but would also pay health navigators to increase education about the effectiveness of the drug.
San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Make HIV/AIDS Drug Available To Anyone Who Needs ItSupervisor 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.
San Francisco Could Be First City In The World To Provide Free HIV Prevention Pill To ResidentsA San Francisco supervisor is asking the city to provide a HIV prevention drug to all residents free of charge.
HIV-Positive Man In San Diego Accused Of Intentionally Infecting Dozens Of Other MenAn HIV-positive man in San Diego is facing charges of intentionally infecting at least two dozen other men with the virus that causes AIDS.
San Francisco AIDS Walk Takes On Special Meaning After Researchers Killed On Malaysia Flight 17Over 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s AIDS Walk in San Francisco, which took on special meaning just days after a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying AIDS researchers was shot down over Ukraine.
Study Finds AIDS Epidemic May Be Slowing In U.S.The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
San Francisco Supervisor Wiener Urges FDA To Drop Ban On Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual MenSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to end its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
‘Gay Blood Drive’ Calls For End Of FDA Donation BanSilicon 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.