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Supervisor Wiener: Reclassifying HIV Drugs as “Specialty” is Discriminatory

Supervisor Wiener: Reclassifying HIV Drugs as “Specialty” is Discriminatory

March 26, 2015, by

Placing HIV and hepatitis C drugs on “specialty” tiers affects their access and affordability. Supervisor Scott Wiener called attention to this issue during a recent San Francisco hearing.
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CROI 2015: Hepatitis C—Both the Good News and Bad

CROI 2015: Hepatitis C—Both the Good News and Bad

March 25, 2015, by

Recent drug advances bring a cure for hepatitis C to many. But delayed treatment, liver disease, and drug costs all give cause for concern. Read More

Shock & Kill: Progress in HIV Cure Research

Shock & Kill: Progress in HIV Cure Research

March 23, 2015, by

A new type of drug has been found to help reduce the viral reservoir by “shocking” HIV-infected cells out of latency and making them more susceptible to a killing mechanism.
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Early AIDS in San Francisco: Insights from a Ward 86 Founding Physician

Early AIDS in San Francisco: Insights from a Ward 86 Founding Physician

March 19, 2015, by

Dr. Paul Volberding played an integral role in establishing a dedicated HIV/AIDS treatment program at San Francisco General in 1983. The San Francisco Examiner recently published a piece sharing his perspective on how far we’ve come since the early days of the epidemic. Read More

Misogyny in Fag Space: How to Have a Dick Without Being a Dick

Misogyny in Fag Space: How to Have a Dick Without Being a Dick

March 17, 2015, by

New BETA contributor Brandyn Gallagher shares his raw perspective on the persistent shaming he’s experienced in the world of gay men—and how comments made among “just us guys” can be troubling to hear as a trans man. Read More