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Author Archives: Emily Newman

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

, by Emily Newman

“When people get organ transplants, they’re happy to be alive. At the same time, we grieve the loss of life that allowed us to live longer,” said Michael Hampton, an organ donor recipient. Read More

Sexual assault resources & info for queer men

Sexual assault resources & info for queer men

, by Emily Newman

Queer men can be victims of sexual assault—but may be less likely to report it. If you’ve been victimized, know where and how to get help. Read More

Safer drug use spaces will benefit San Francisco, advocates say

Safer drug use spaces will benefit San Francisco, advocates say

, by Emily Newman

To improve the health and lives of people who use drugs, a task force in San Francisco will investigate the feasibility of establishing safer consumption sites. Read More

Nurse-led team paves the way at a sexual health clinic in San Francisco

Nurse-led team paves the way at a sexual health clinic in San Francisco

, by Emily Newman

As the gap between the number of primary care physicians and people needing primary care grows, nurses are stepping up to meet essential needs. Read More

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

, by Emily Newman

Find out what changes HIV can cause in the brain, the effects on memory and thinking you should look out for and what to do if you notice any changes. Read More