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To Combat Homelessness in San Francisco, The City Must Confront Its Anti-Homeless Laws

Outreach worker Antwan Matthews argues for housing and public health approaches, not criminalization of people living on the streets.

Marianne Williamson

Is Marianne Williamson's Record on AIDS as Great as She Claims?

As the 2020 presidential hopeful touts her HIV activist record, doubts remain as to whether her version of events is the full truth.

Connie Norman

Transgender 'AIDS Diva' and Activist Connie Norman Remembered in Powerful Documentary

The former ACT UP Los Angeles member finally gets her place in the sun.

Rajani Gudlavalleti and colleagues

San Francisco Will Be First U.S. City With Legal Injection Site to Prevent Opioid Overdoses; Others Scramble to Follow

Even as overdose deaths surge, the movement for "safe consumption" sites remains fraught with challenges.

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California Cancels Contract With ADAP Administrator; HIV Advocates Hopeful for a Better System

In a move to fix ongoing service provision problems by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, the California Department of Public Health announced that they have terminated a contract with their ADAP administrator.

California Lawmakers Announce Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws Img

California Lawmakers Announce Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) have introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV.

Requiring Porn Actors to Wear Condoms Is Legislating Problems That Don't Exist Img

Requiring Porn Actors to Wear Condoms Is Legislating Problems That Don't Exist

Sue Saltmarsh asks, "Considering all the ways one can contract an STI, as well as all available prevention methods, is the porn industry's use of condoms really where attention should be paid?"

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Los Angeles County Health Agency Failed to Report Meningococcal Deaths of 3 Men

This article was reported by Los Angeles Daily News.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health initially did not disclose the deaths of three people who had invasive meningococcal disease in 2014, bu...

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HIV on the Rise in San Jose, Calif., Homeless Encampment Known as "The Jungle"

This article was reported by KCBS Radio.

KCBS Radio reported that HIV and other STDs are increasing in "The Jungle," a homeless encampment of 200–300 residents on the banks of San Jose, Calif.'s Coyote Creek. Mercy Egbujor, a nurse with Valley Homel...

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California: Grindr Web Site Now STD Outreach Tool

This article was reported by Bay Area Reporter.

The Bay Area Reporter published an article describing San Mateo County health workers' use of an online site called Grindr to reach out to men who have sex with men (MSM) and encourage them to get HIV ...