By Mike Billings, UCSF News In the 1940s, it was cancer. In the ’80s, it was HIV. Today, the condition that’s battling pervasive social stigma is mental illness. As with cancer [...]
The progress that has been made in the treatment of AIDS suggests that the worst is behind us, although, there are still 50,000 Americans being diagnosed with HIV every year.
Rectal cancer is on the rise for people living with HIV. People with HIV are at 80 times more risk of developing anal cancer than people without HIV.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee recently welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Illinois), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, to the East Bay. Congresswomen Lee and Kelly, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), visited Women [...]
Sixty three percent of young people will have sex before they graduate high school, and 95 percent will have sex before they are married. For young people to make healthy discussions about sex, we need [...]
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News A large meta-analysis of 12 studies in sub-Saharan Africa found that women who used a type of injectable birth control had a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with [...]
Fighting HIV stigma can seem daunting for people living with HIV, especially when having to confront deeply ingrained fears and taboos. But imagine what it is like for a child who is born with HIV [...]
In the world of HIV prevention, persons over the age of 50 have been considered an invisible population. Sept. 18 is National HIV/AIDS Aging Awareness day, a time when HIV/AIDS workers focus on the unmet [...]
The Oakland Wellness Center of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is increasing access to free testing and treatment for HIV/STDs with new extended hours. The specialized clinic will now be open five days per week [...]
Sharing your HIV status with those you trust can help with the stress of having HIV and can actually improve your overall health. For many, when they learn of a positive HIV status or even [...]