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We asked a scientist to explain CRISPR to us—and how it’s being used in HIV research

We asked a scientist to explain CRISPR to us—and how it’s being used in HIV research

April 11, 2017, by

Molly OhAinle, PhD gives us an easy-to-understand explanation of how gene editing might lead to an HIV cure. Read More

Is it safe to do a “cleanse” diet if I’m living with HIV?

Is it safe to do a “cleanse” diet if I’m living with HIV?

April 6, 2017, by

Margaret Davis gives BETA the skinny on juice and other “detox” diets—and whether they’re safe for people living with HIV. Read More

Sex work in San Francisco: Navigating morality, health, and laws across the ages

Sex work in San Francisco: Navigating morality, health, and laws across the ages

April 5, 2017, by

Cirrus explores the complicated history our city has with sex work—at times offering protections and at others turning a blind eye. Read More

Hear from the man whose bone marrow transplant kept HIV in remission for nearly a year

Hear from the man whose bone marrow transplant kept HIV in remission for nearly a year

April 3, 2017, by

Read a Q&A about why he decided to go off his HIV meds, and what it felt like to find out he might have been cured. Read More

Here are the results of the anal douching survey in San Francisco

Here are the results of the anal douching survey in San Francisco

March 30, 2017, by

Respondents said, “careful with that shower shot,” and gave other useful douching advice. Read More