Thankyou San Francisco

This city was once called the “Paris of the West” for its corruption and wildness but I am proud of the recent past and current history that San Francisco brings to the HIV/AIDS community and doing much in these issues to write the rules. And let’s not forget San Francisco is the birthplace of our […]

Thank you San Francisco

Thank you San Francisco Some 40 years ago I emigrated from England to the Bay Area of California and witnessed the “Free Love” and “Peace” movements and the rise of San Francisco as a gay city. I was in awe at the excitement, freedom and vibrance of the area to which I owe much. This […]

Transgender Health Discrimination

This is an abstract of a recently published article[*] by the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center of South Los Angeles. Direct quotes are shown as italics. The Well Child and Family Center is a pioneer in serving and hiring transgender people. This article was made available during a BWMTSC [†]chapter meeting. During this moment […]

New HIV Vaccine

A new compound has blocked H.I.V. infection so well in monkeys that it may be able to function as a vaccine against AIDS, the scientists who designed it reported Wednesday. H.I.V. has defied more than 30 years of conventional efforts to fashion a vaccine. The new method stimulates muscle cells to produce proteins that somewhat resemble normal antibodies, which […]

HIV Death Rates for African Americans Down

According to the LA Times, death rates of African Americans living with HIV dropped 28% between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, black people with HIV were 1.5 times more likely to die in 2012 than white people with the virus. They were also 3.2 […]

HIV Weakening?

LATEST STUDY SHOWS EVOLUTION SLOWING A number of our memnbers are HIV positive and, thankfully, are able to resist the scourges of this virus using the “cocktail” of drugs.  They have been able to live a “normal” life and our Association has educated our members at our National Conventions on these issues. The virus can […]