Someone needs to ask Kamala Harris how much she thinks a life is worth.
The California attorney general, who was San Francisco’s district attorney before assuming statewide office, has information at her fingertips that could be used to stop doctors from overprescribing deadly medicine. But her excuse for not taking action is the cost. Read More
A San Francisco man is recovering after reporting the first human case of West Nile virus contracted locally in seven years, health officials said.
The unidentified man, who was recovering at home, had not traveled outside the Bay Area recently, according to a statement from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The department said there is no way to know if the man was infected within San Francisco or a surrounding county. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday that The City will restore $6.6 million in federal funding to preserve primary care and critical support services and programs for San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS.
Programs and services funded by the federal Ryan White Care Act or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been expected to lose about 15 percent of their total federal HIV/AIDS budget for the fiscal year, according to the Department of Public Health. Read More
This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ominous public warning about a rare pneumonia that killed five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles.
A year later in 1982, the real cause of the deaths was discovered — a comprehensive immune system disorder called AIDS — and no one since has forgotten about it. Read More
The radiation moving toward California from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors poses no imminent health threat locally, but that isn’t stopping San Franciscans from stocking up on medication to thwart radiation contamination. Read More
Divorce lawyers are welcoming the surge of just-married gay couples in the District, lining up for a stable of new clients once wedding bells are drowned out by alimony fights, custody battles and other legal standoffs previously reserved for straight couples. Read More