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PrEP pharmacy bill amended with 1-month prescription limit passes first legislative vote

PrEP pharmacy bill amended with 1-month prescription limit passes first legislative vote

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.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | February 20, 2019

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.

By Liz Highleyman | December 5, 2018

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.

By Liz Highleyman | October 1, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have allowed San Francisco to open a supervised injection drug pilot program.

By Liz Highleyman | September 5, 2018

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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 29, 2018

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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 28, 2018

Federal health officials are warning that the country is "sliding backward" in its fight to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

By Liz Highleyman | June 6, 2018

A new Spanish-language PrEP campaign has launched to raise awareness about the HIV prevention pill in Latino communities.

By Liz Highleyman | May 16, 2018

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.

By Liz Highleyman | May 16, 2018

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.

By Alex Madison | May 2, 2018

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.

By Alex Madison | April 4, 2018

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.

By Liz Highleyman | February 7, 2018

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.

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