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Is this the end of gay bars in San Francisco?

Is this the end of gay bars in San Francisco?

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus contemplates the “gay” bars appealing to mixed crowds, the changing make-up of the Castro, and the more fluid gender and sexual identities of younger LGBT people. Read More

“I’ve heard of hairy palms, but a hairy tongue?!” HIV & oral health concerns

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Caroline Shiboski, DDS, PhD gives good advice about the health conditions that people living with HIV should watch out for in their mouths, and what to do if they notice something abnormal. Read More

Simpler HIV treatment, with only 2 drugs, keeps viral loads suppressed

Simpler HIV treatment, with only 2 drugs, keeps viral loads suppressed

, by Liz Highleyman

People taking only two drugs, dolutegravir and rilpivirine, maintained viral suppression in participants of the SWORD-1 an SWORD-2 studies. Read More

Are painkillers the new “gateway” drug? New research says yes…

Are painkillers the new “gateway” drug? New research says yes…

, by Emily Newman

New research shows that people who more recently started injecting drugs oftentimes were “hooked on painkillers” at the time they started injecting. Read More

How food insecurity affects people living with HIV—and why we need to care

How food insecurity affects people living with HIV—and why we need to care

, by Emily Newman

Many people living with HIV don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or aren’t able to access enough nutritious food to maintain their health. Read More