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By Cynthia Laird | January 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 7, 2019

Starting next summer Californians will be able to obtain a two-month supply of an HIV prevention medicine known as PrEP from their local pharmacy without having a prescription from their primary care doctor.


By Liz Highleyman | October 4, 2019

The federal Food and Drug Administration October 3 approved a new daily PrEP pill that could offer a safer option for some individuals at risk for HIV, but the indication does not cover everyone who could potentially benefit from the prevention medication

By Liz Highleyman | September 25, 2019

Hepatitis C rates are rising and the epidemic is moving into younger age groups, a shift linked to the ongoing opioid crisis, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


By Race Bannon | May 9, 2019

I've noticed how remarkably precise and specific some people have become with their stated sexual identities and options. Those people should teach a class titled How to Turn Off a Sexual Partner in 60 Seconds or Less.

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 8, 2019

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.


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.


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