A bill to make it easier for people to access PrEP via their local pharmacy survived its first committee vote April 8 after California lawmakers amended it to restrict the supply of the HIV prevention medication to one month.
As sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in San Francisco, albeit at a slower rate than seen in past years, the health department is remodeling its City Clinic facility South of Market.
St. James Infirmary, a peer-based clinic for sex workers and their families, has moved to a new location in the Tenderloin shared with other community health and social services agencies.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open a supervised injection drug pilot program.
The latest San Francisco HIV epidemiology report shows that while the number of new infections continues to decline, African-Americans and homeless people have persistently higher infection rates and poorer outcomes.
After a decade-long rise in the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases in San Francisco, local health officials are seeking a new plan to reverse the troubling trend.
Federal health officials are warning that the country is "sliding backward" in its fight to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
A new Spanish-language PrEP campaign has launched to raise awareness about the HIV prevention pill in Latino communities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Truvada PrEP for adolescents, making the once-daily HIV prevention pill more widely available to a group with a disproportionately high risk of infection.
In advance of Hepatitis Testing Day Saturday, May 19, public health officials and advocates will hold a rally Friday to raise awareness about hepatitis B and C and encourage people to get tested.
It took the voices of student activists to motivate San Francisco State University to once again offer free HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing to LGBT students, while heterosexual students have had that service for years.
Lyon-Martin Health Services is now under new leadership after the resignation of Dr. Dawn Harbatkin, who served as executive director for four years and medical director for eight.
The San Francisco Health Commission unanimously backed a resolution supporting supervised injection services at its February 6 meeting, putting the city one step closer to opening the first safe injection facility in the United States.