Sen. Kamala Harris Proposes Fully Covering HIV-Prevention Drug PrEPSen. Kamala Harris of California is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP.
California Lawmakers Seek Repeal Of Laws On Intentional HIV ExposureSome California lawmakers want to repeal laws passed at the height of the AIDS epidemic that they say unfairly punish HIV-positive people based on outdated science.
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.
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.
‘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.
Some CPMC Patients Urged To Get HIV Tests After Equipment Improperly SterilizedSome 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.
Scientists Say Baby Born With HIV Apparently CuredA baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
Singer Martha Wash Receives Honored For HIV/AIDS FundraisingMartha Wash was a guest on CBS 5's Bay Sunday to talk about her Lifetime Achievement Award and her many fundraising efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Report: Some Dietary Supplements Illegally LabeledDozens 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.
SF Ballot Measure Sought To Fight Pricing Of New AIDS DrugThe AIDS Healthcare Foundation is spearheading a ballot measure in San Francisco to combat what it calls “predatory pricing” of a new AIDS drug.
East Oakland Pharmacy Part Of Pilot Program Offering Free HIV TestsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rolling out a pilot program to offer HIV tests at neighborhood pharmacies, including one in East Oakland.
SF Mayor Lee Urged To Restore HIV/AIDS Funding Cut By FedsSan Francisco supervisors joined HIV/AIDS health care providers and advocates on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Ed Lee to restore funding cut by the federal government.
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.
Pelosi Honored At National AIDS Memorial Grove In San FranciscoHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was honored at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park where for her work on the issue of HIV/AIDS.
White House Names San Francisco Doctor New AIDS CzarA San Francisco physician who oversaw the city’s efforts to prevent HIV infections has been named as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.