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SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

SF Saw Drop in Syphilis Cases in 2016, Rise in Other STDs

By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 26
For the first time since 2007, San Francisco last year saw a decline in cases of early syphilis, according to preliminary year-end data for 2016. Yet the city also reported double-digit increases in both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

ACA Repeal Worries LGBT Health Advocates

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 22
President Donal Trump has vowed to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare, as one of his first priorities, but remained vague on what he and the Republicans who control Congress will replace it with.

American Lung Association Report Shows Increased Tobacco Risk in LGBT Individuals

By Tucker Berardi | Dec 18
Historically, there has not been any tobacco research that focused specifically on the LGBT community, so this report aims to bring attention to the higher rate of risk.

Eating Disorders: Recovering Connections

By Amy Simpson, Behavioral Health Counselor at Eating Recovery Center | Nov 27
When our training about ignoring our most basic of physical needs and instincts is combined with the genetic predisposition for an eating disorder, the consequences can be dire.

Living a Long, Healthy Life as an HIV+ Person Has Never Been More Possible Than Now

By Jeff Taylor | Nov 20
Living a long, healthy life as an HIV-positive person, once a fairytale, is now a reality, and one that continues to draw strength as advancements in medicine and awareness grow.

Changing the Way We Treat Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

By Deanna Jordan, Clinical Director, New Method Wellness | Oct 16
There are two fundamental reasons why LGBTQ substance abuse rates are so high: Cultural and political discrimination and lack of culturally sensitive treatment options.

AHF Doctor Discusses PrEP Support

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 16
A doctor who works for AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit that's railed against PrEP, discussed his support for the prevention method during a visit to San Francisco.

New Online Resource and Report Provides Voters with Candidate Information on LGBT, HIV, and Health Equity Issues

Oct 6
With less than a month left before Election Day, Harlem United and Fenway Health have launched a campaign to educate voters about where the presidential candidates and the political parties stand on six key health equity issues.

Discussing Depression and Disability in the LGBT and Black Communities

By Belo Cipriani | Sep 5
Depression is common. But more common is the fact that, as a society, we don't openly talk about depression and its impact on our communities.

Living Pozitive :: Keeping House With Your HIV

By David Duran | Sep 4
If you are fortunate to be in a good place with your HIV-meaning that you are on meds, healthy and on track-take a few moments to make sure you stay that way.

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