HIV/AIDS

Daniel Moore

For decades, San Francisco has been offering free condoms, STD testing, and counseling to its residents to help end the HIV epidemic. These interventions have had a big impact over the years, but the city still saw about 350 new HIV infections last year.  And nationally, “there are about 50,000 new HIV infections that happen ever year,” according to Susan Philip of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. “That is an unacceptable number. So we know that we need more tools in the arsenal.”

Interview: Naina Khanna

Jul 9, 2014

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. 

Bay Area News Group // Oakland’s Oikos University lost six students in a campus massacre last month – and now students enrolled in the Oikos nursing program may lose their school if they don’t improve their test scores within the next two years. Administrators say they’re working on it…

“Taking Root” takes on HIV stigma for

May 13, 2012

May 19th is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center has launched a community-based initiative to end HIV stigma and discrimination among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. “Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community” is a digital storytelling project produced in partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling and The Banyan Project.