We Remember

By Nancy Flaxman, MSW In February 2016, I was contacted by Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa to present on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors at a Grand Rounds for physicians and other medical staff on June 21st. The Kaiser LGBT Employee...

PrEP Could Become Over-the-Counter Drug In California

A bill just approved by the California State Senate would make Truvada, the HIV drug that’s been found to be effective at preventing new HIV infections, available for over-the-counter use for 30 days. The bill is aimed at HIV-negative gay and bisexual men of...

Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Inspired by reports of a second patient apparently freed of infection with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, scientists are pursuing dozens of ways to cure the disease. But now, researchers must reckon with a longstanding obstacle: the lack of women in clinical...

Health Care Rules Will Hurt LGBTQ Community

Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for May 13, 2019 Letters to the editor May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is to promote the health and well-being of the American people. In promulgating new rules that ostensibly protect...