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John Fisher, left, and Jeremy Cole appear in Theatre Rhino’s “The Normal Heart.” (Courtesy David Wilson)

‘Normal Heart’ a telling tale about 1981 fight against AIDS

Set more than 30 years ago during the early days of the…

 

Elaine Magree describes a day in the life of a Bay Area hospice nurse during the AIDS epidemic in “Holding the Edge” at The Marsh. (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Holding the Edge’ a touching look at living and dying

In “Holding the Edge,” her one-woman show at The Marsh in San…

 

A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on Orlando

The tragedy earlier this month in Orlando was not an outlier, not…

 

Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

HIV councils merge with new PrEP campaign

One HIV council plus another HIV council will hopefully equal zero future…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is seeking to absorb its pharmacy on 18th Street, into its clinic on Castro Street (pictured). However, surrounding neighbors and members of the business district are opposing the move. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

HIV/AIDS clinic faces hurdles in attempt to consolidate services

A plan to consolidate a Castro district pharmacy and clinic serving those…

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is seeking to absorb its pharmacy on 18th Street, into its clinic on Castro Street (pictured). However, surrounding neighbors and members of the business district are opposing the move. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Paul Volberding, who treated The City's first HIV and AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital in the early 1980s, has been named director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research that seeks to cure HIV in the next five years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

New $20 million SF institute bolsters effort to cure HIV

When Dr. Paul Volberding began treating San Francisco’s first HIV and AIDS…

Dr. Paul Volberding, who treated The City's first HIV and AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital in the early 1980s, has been named director of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research that seeks to cure HIV in the next five years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Actor Charlie Sheen appears during an interview, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC's "Today" in New York.  (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)

Dolan: Sheen case prompts disclosure questions

This week’s question comes from Jerry K. of the Castro, who asks:…

Actor Charlie Sheen appears during an interview, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC's "Today" in New York.  (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)
Mayor Ed Lee speaks at the Getting to Zero press conference on Thursday. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF receives $500K grant for ‘getting to zero’ HIV infections effort

San Francisco’s effort to become the first city with zero new HIV…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks at the Getting to Zero press conference on Thursday. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco resident Randy Silva, 51, is one of many people in The City who has maintained an active lifestyle after being diagnosed with HIV. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

SF records all-time low in HIV infections, deaths

Fourteen years after his death sentence, Randy Silva is in the best…

San Francisco resident Randy Silva, 51, is one of many people in The City who has maintained an active lifestyle after being diagnosed with HIV. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)
ACT UP protesters shout on the floor of the Moscone Center on June 25, 1990 to disrupt the keynote speech of then-U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan at the 6th International AIDS Conference. AP Photo/Bill Beattie

AIDS protesters of 1990s see parallels with modern black civil rights struggles

Peaceful resistance. Police clashes. Accusations of riots. A struggle for civil rights.…

ACT UP protesters shout on the floor of the Moscone Center on June 25, 1990 to disrupt the keynote speech of then-U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan at the 6th International AIDS Conference. AP Photo/Bill Beattie
Chuck Arnett's painting show a scene in the Ambush leather bar in South of Market.

New exhibit tells SF gay, lesbian, leather history through art

Diaries, news clippings and personal artifacts are the traditional elements of some…

Chuck Arnett's painting show a scene in the Ambush leather bar in South of Market.
COURTESY JOHN WINTERS

ACT UP protesters reflect on AIDS demonstrations 25 years ago

Pride 2015 This story is part of a Thursday series leading up…

COURTESY JOHN WINTERS
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDr. Paul Volderding treated The City's first patient with Kaposi's sarcoma

Pioneering AIDS doctor reflects on first cases in S.F. as city strives to eradicate virus

When it comes to one of the world’s deadliest epidemics, Dr. Paul…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerDr. Paul Volderding treated The City's first patient with Kaposi's sarcoma
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMichael Gallin

Helping Hands: HIV/AIDs sufferers extra vulnerable during housing crunch

Helping Hands Editor's Note: This is the third in a five-part series…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMichael Gallin
Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor Scott Wiener revealed Wednesday that he uses the HIV-prevention medication Truvada.

SF Supervisor Scott Wiener reveals his use of HIV-prevention drug Truvada

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener on Wednesday revealed that he has been…

Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor Scott Wiener revealed Wednesday that he uses the HIV-prevention medication Truvada.

SF supervisor to call for free HIV prevention medication

A San Francisco supervisor is expected to call today for The City…

Effective HIV/AIDS prevention treatment could be boosting other STDs in SF

Victory in the war on HIV and AIDS is coming with a…

courtesy photoSupervisor Scott Wiener aims to make up for federal cuts to HIV services with city money.

Supervisor Wiener seeks to continue city funding for HIV/AIDS services

As city funds have supplanted budget cuts to HIV services in the…

courtesy photoSupervisor Scott Wiener aims to make up for federal cuts to HIV services with city money.
S.F. Examiner file photoCastro businesses will offer coupons to promote HIV testing.

Coupons to Castro businesses offered for STD tests

The Department of Public Health is encouraging gay men to get regular…

S.F. Examiner file photoCastro businesses will offer coupons to promote HIV testing.
S.F. Examiner file photoNew cases of STDs continue to rise in S.F.

STD rates continue to increase in San Francisco

As new cases of sexually-transmitted diseases continue to rise in San Francisco,…

S.F. Examiner file photoNew cases of STDs continue to rise in S.F.