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Synthetic marijuana, K2, and spice, oh my! What are they, and why are they dangerous?

Synthetic marijuana, K2, and spice, oh my! What are they, and why are they dangerous?

, by Emily Newman

Craig Smollin, a medical toxicologist and the co-director of the California Poison Control System in San Francisco spoke to BETA about spice, K2, and other synthetic street drugs—to let our community know, what’s the danger? And, what can we do to be safer? Read More

10 reasons the HIV community should vote YES for the Dignity Fund

10 reasons the HIV community should vote YES for the Dignity Fund

, by Vince Crisostomo

The Dignity Fund would help long-term survivors in San Francisco, and other older San Franciscans with disabilities, stay in their homes and get vital health and social services. Read More

What does it feel like to grow older as a gay man with HIV?

What does it feel like to grow older as a gay man with HIV?

, by Emily Newman

Ageism and stigma can intensify the feelings of invisibility that people have as they grow older with HIV. Read More

Evidence that “on-demand” PrEP taken before and after sex can prevent HIV

Evidence that “on-demand” PrEP taken before and after sex can prevent HIV

, by Emily Newman

Researchers estimate that 84% of people who take only four doses of Truvada before and after sex reduce their risk of HIV by 98%. Read More

Help! I got semen in my eye. What do I do?

Help! I got semen in my eye. What do I do?

, by Shaun Barcavage, NP

Shaun Barcavage, NP explains the research and risk for HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia transmission through the eye. Read More