HIV

5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Interview: Naina Khanna

Back when HIV was first diagnosed in San Francisco, it hit the gay male population hard. Since that time, the virus has spread to more diverse communities. Naina Khanna is the executive director for Positive Women’s Network, which represents more than 2,500 HIV positive women. In 2010, she was appointed to president Obama’s Advisory council on HIV/AIDS. When Khanna herself was diagnosed with HIV in 2002, she was actually working on a different political campaign, as she told KALW’s Ben Trefny. 

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5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Honoring yourself by honoring others

It takes all kinds of people to help support those with HIV. Friends and co-workers Adrienne Elias and Eric Sutter come from very different backgrounds, but they both feel passionate about their work at Shanti, a San Francisco non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with HIV and other life threatening illnesses.

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5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Living with HIV as a senior

Jasmin Lopez

People 50 years or older now make up the majority of HIV and AIDS cases in San Francisco. Since HIV emerged in the 1980's, treatments have improved -- allowing people to live longer with this chronic illness. So as the number of older people living with HIV grows, so do the other things that come with age -- like access to affordable housing and health care, mental health issues and isolation.
 

Affordable Housing

 

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6:02pm

Mon May 5, 2014

6:33pm

Tue February 4, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Reporter’s Notebook: My uncle’s battle with HIV

Jasmin Lopez' uncle David.

When I was eight years old, I rode on one of Mexico’s passenger trains from Mexicali to Guadalajara with my uncle, David. All summer, we visited towns and family throughout the country, learning more and more about our heritage and each other. At the time, I had only heard of him through the occasional family story, so I was unaware of my uncle’s estrangement from our family. I’m not sure what the circumstances were that allowed us to travel together, but I’m grateful for them. I was able to spend a summer on an unforgettable adventure with an uncle that I wouldn’t see again.

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