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Wave of Evictions in San Francisco Displaces Gay Men Living With AIDS

October 4, 2013 | 11:16 am

Wave of Evictions in San Francisco Displaces Gay Men Living With AIDS

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Housing and tenant rights advocates say evictions are happening all over the city.

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FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

May 10, 2012 | 4:08 pm

FDA Panel EndorsesTruvada to Prevent HIV Infection in Healthy People

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From AP: A panel of federal health advisers has endorsed the first drug shown to prevent HIV infection in healthy people, clearing the way for a potentially landmark approval in the 30-year-old effort against the virus that causes AIDS. In a series of votes, the Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended approval of the […]

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AIDS Memorial Grove: SF’s Best Kept Secret?

December 1, 2011 | 4:30 pm

AIDS Memorial Grove: SF’s Best Kept Secret?

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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. And yet very few of the thousands who visit the park each year ever stop to see the National AIDS Memorial Grove, just a stone’s throw from the popular de Young Museum. And until last night, I was one of them. I […]

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World AIDS Day Commemorations Around the Bay – December 1

November 30, 2011 | 12:47 pm

World AIDS Day Commemorations Around the Bay – December 1

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A number of commemorations for World AIDS Day are planned tomorrow. At noon, people will gather at the National Aids Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park: And throughout the day there will be events in the Castro:

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August 10, 2011 | 2:28 pm

Obituary: Ruth Brinker, Founder of Project Open Hand

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A memorial service is planned for September 16th to honor Ruth Brinker.  She’s the 89-year-old matriarch who founded Project Open Hand. The organization serves hot meals to people with HIV and other illnesses. Brinker passed away on Monday of natural causes. The group’s Development Director Bob Brenneman told KQED News that Brinker was a fearless […]

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Interview: Drug May Be First to Prevent HIV Transmission in Healthy

July 15, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Interview: Drug May Be First to Prevent HIV Transmission in Healthy

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During our coverage last month of the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, we explored what the earliest, dark days of the epidemic were like — when a positive diagnosis was as good as a death sentence, and the specter of premature death afflicting San Francisco’s gay community affected it in profound ways. Today, […]

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What Do the WHO, NIH and Other Health Organizations Say About Circumcision?

June 8, 2011 | 7:11 pm

What Do the WHO, NIH and Other Health Organizations Say About Circumcision?

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Debate has erupted over a November ballot initiative in San Francisco that aims to ban circumcision of minors. In addition to ethical and religious concerns, the health implications of circumcision (and non-circumcision) are also part of the conversation. But before we examine that debate, let’s start with some basics. So, what would the bill do? […]

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AIDS at 30: Interview – What Were the Earliest Days of the Epidemic Like?

June 7, 2011 | 1:53 pm

AIDS at 30: Interview – What Were the Earliest Days of the Epidemic Like?

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Part 2 of Scott Shafer’s series of interviews surrounding the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS is with San Francisco community activist Paul Boneberg, who lived through the epidemic when it first struck in the early 1980s. The interview is summarized directly below the audio. Paul Boneberg on what the early days of the AIDS epidemic were […]

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June 6, 2011 | 4:12 pm

AIDS at 30: Interview With Chief of HIV/AIDS at SF General – Treatment Past, Present and Future

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As part of KQED’s coverage of the 30th anniversary of the first official report of what later came to be known as HIV, The California Report’s Scott Shafer interviewed San Francisco activists and caregivers who experienced the epidemic during its early dark days. Here is the first in a series of three interviews. Dr. Diane […]

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Read the Original 1981 CDC Report on HIV

June 3, 2011 | 2:45 pm

Read the Original 1981 CDC Report on HIV

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Sunday will mark the 30th anniversary of the first official notice of the virus that would soon become known as HIV. In 2006, for the 25th anniversary, The American Journal of Public Health reprinted the original report from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You […]

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