San Francisco AIDS Foundation
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation was founded in 1982 in San Francisco's Castro district as an emergency response to a quickly emerging health crisis. Its primary purpose was simply to assemble and disseminate critical information to gay men who were being diagnosed with a rare and frightening cancer.
As the health crisis grew to epidemic proportions and spread into new populations, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation correspondingly grew and responded to new challenges. Building upon its original mission to educate, the AIDS Foundation added comprehensive services for people living with HIV disease and AIDS and an aggressive public policy component to compel federal and state governments to address the growing epidemic.
Seventeen years later, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation is firmly established as a global leader in the fight against AIDS. With an annual budget of $18 million, over 100 employees, 450 volunteers and 120,000 individuals served this year, the AIDS Foundation continues to face daunting challenges at every turn with compassion, dignity and a sense of purpose.
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Introduction What Do the Data Say? Scientifically Sound but Politically Unpalatable PEPFAR and Needle Exchange Gay Men: From "Vectors" to a Voice at the Table Criminalizing HIV Exposure and Transmission Sex Workers: The...
Evidence continues to accumulate showing that people with HIV and AIDS may develop cancer earlier and more often despite antiretroviral treatment, but study results are not entirely consistent. (For an overview, see "A Glass Half Full: Cancer Risk fo...
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Introduction A Dividing Line: Before and After HAART Apples to Apples AIDS-Defining Cancers The New Frontier: Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers Hodgkin's Lymphoma Oncogenic Viruses The Role of Immune Health Prevention Nex...
In late November, investigators released eagerly awaited data from the iPrEx trial showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using tenofovir plus emtricitabine (the drugs in the Truvada combination pill) can help prevent HIV infection. A protectiv...
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Introduction Fat and VAT Shrinking VAT With Growth Hormone Tesamorelin in the Pipeline Further Questions What's Next? Selected Sources
Since it first became available in the mid-1990s, highly active antir...
In November, the FDA approved tesamorelin (Egrifta; formerly known as TH9507) for treatment of a type of lipodystrophy in HIV positive people taking antiretroviral therapy. Tesamorelin is a synthetic growth hormone-releasing factor that stimulates th...
Governor Brown calls his newly released budget proposal "a tough plan for tough times." In fact, it's worth noting that our new Governor is tasked with digging out of the largest financial deficit in the history of our state. That's no small task. We...
Given the effectiveness of current combination ART, it has become increasingly difficult for new drugs to demonstrate superiority to existing therapies in clinical trials.
In July, Merck announced that it was discontinuing development of its investi...
S/GSK1349572 -- or GSK572 for short -- is a second-generation integrase inhibitor being developed jointly by Shionogi and ViiV Healthcare. Prior research has shown that it works against HIV with some raltegravir-resistance mutations and has a high ge...
Pregnant women with HIV can safely use raltegravir with no need for dose adjustment to account for changes in body size or blood volume, according to a study reported at ICAAC (abstract H-1668a).
Researchers looked at raltegravir pharmacokinetics in...