Tag Archives: HIV

Alameda County gets ready to promote PrEP, a drug that prevents HIV infection

The Alameda County Public Health Department is preparing to launch a marketing campaign this summer to promote PrEP, a drug that prevents HIV infection, targeted specifically to communities which are most affected by HIV. PrEP,...

Oakland women lead effort against HIV with billboard campaign, free testing

Two Oakland based organizations, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. and advocacy group California Prostitute Education Project (CAL-PEP) are leading efforts to reduce the rate of new HIV infections among young people in...
A HEPPAC client drops a handful of used syringes into a medical waste bin at a recent deep East Oakland needle exchange.

Legal at last, but strapped for cash, needle exchanges seek federal funding

In places like Oakland, where local authorities treat syringe exchange as an accepted public health practice, groups like HEPPAC no longer face the risk of arrest. Today their challenge is going mainstream, and needle exchange...
"If I wasn't smoking all the time, I'd be throwing up all the time." -Ryan Landers, 39, medical marijuana patient.

Medical marijuana advocate explains stance against Prop 19

As a medical marijuana patient, Ryan Landers relies on the drug to stomach a single meal each day. Despite his support of previous landmark legislation, Landers has taken a stand against Proposition 19, on the...