HIV/AIDS

Where are you going for Dining Out For Life San Diego?

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center's Dining Out For Life event is scheduled for Thursday, April 30 with over 75 participating restaurants, bars, and coffeehouses.

During the event, participating locations will donate a minimum of 25% of sales for The Center's HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.

This year, Lava Sushi has committed to donate 100% of the day's profits to the cause.

Several local community leaders and organizations will be participating and have announced their plans for the day.

Impulse San Diego to host BIG HARD TALK on Thursday

SAN DIEGO, California -- Impulse San Diego's next event will be the BIG HARD TALK on Thursday, April 23 from 6-9 pm at Snooze An A.M. Eatery.

Guests will be treated to a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres at this fun event that will be hosted by Tori Heart and music by DJ John Joseph.

At the event, guests will be able to ask questions and learn more about STI's and HIV in a fun, party-like environment.

Impulse San Diego is a non-profit organization raising awareness of safe-sex education among San Diego's gay community.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation accused of $20M patient referral kickback scheme

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida -- Three former managers of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (AHF) have filed Federal and Florida State Whistleblower Act claims against the nation's largest supplier of HIV/AIDS medical care for illegal patient referral kickbacks. AHF is charged with defrauding Federal healthcare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Health and Human Services HIV/AIDS grant programs of at least $20 million a year in false claims since 2010. Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC represents the plaintiffs.

Back Out With Benny: Let's end HIV in our lifetimes

The first column I ever wrote for an LGBT newspaper was published on June 29, 2005 — nearly a decade ago. It was called “Out with Benny” and published in the now defunct San Diego Update newspaper, which had been one of the San Diego LGBT community’s leading LGBT news outlets from 1979 until its closure in 2006.

Win tickets to San Diego AIDS Memorial concert

SAN DIEGO, California -- SDGLN.com is giving away two tickets to the San Diego AIDS Memorial fundraising concert on Thursday.

Performers are Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford, comic Suzanne Westenhoefer, drag performer Chad Michaels, Heartbeat Music Academy Thunder Squad and Grammy nominee Manny Cepeda Orchestra.

The concert is being produced by Being Alive and Susan Jester. The fundraiser will raise money for a memorial to the more than 8,000 people from San Diego who have lost their lives to AIDS, organizers say.

Australian AIDS volunteer, mother die in Germanwings plane crash

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has confirmed that the Australian man killed on board the Germanwings Flight was longstanding VAC volunteer, Greig Friday.

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crashed in the Southern Alps en route from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany on Monday.

Greig and his mother, Carol Friday, were among the 150 passengers who perished in the crash. They had both been holidaying together. It is believed Greig had planned to stay in France to teach English as a foreign language.

Larry Kramer: Thirty-four years is a long time for every President and every Congress to sit back and let us die

(Editor's note: This is the text of the "Cure!" speech given by playwright, author and longtime gay-rights and AIDS activist Larry Kramer, upon receiving the first-ever Larry Kramer Activism Award from the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York at its spring gala on Monday, March 23, 2015. The text was posted by Peter Staley on Facebook.)

THIRTY-FOUR YEARS. HIV/AIDS has been our plague for 34 years. We should have known more about this plague by now. 34 years is a very long time to let people die.

Daniel Franzese of "Looking" lands a new role: HIV awareness advocate

Big things are happening for Daniel Franzese.

App provides HIV drug info for healthcare providers, consumers

Healthcare providers and consumers need HIV-related drug information and, increasingly, they depend on mobile devices to access that information. AIDSinfo is meeting both needs with the release of the AIDSinfo Drug App.

Truvada whore: Taking the sting out of stigma

Tuvada: Consider it the one of the most misunderstood drugs currently on the market.

The head of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation calls it a "party drug," a reporter for Huffington Post poses it as a drug for "whores," users of it, meanwhile, are owning their "Truvada whore" label. They've fashioned it into a T-shirt design and hashtag, even. To say the messages are mixed is an understatement.

Clearing through the fog, the question at hand is this: What is this controversial drug? What is a "Truvada whore"?

What is Truvada?