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Bay Area makes progress on adult use permits ... “Campfire pot” could save growers in North Bay fire zone ... Medical guidelines enhanced ... FDA puts CBD distributors on notice ... Ten years of higher ed ... and more.

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It’s Pride week in San Francisco. This year, activities range from a barbecue for bisexuals to Friday’s trans march. The largest event is Sunday’s parade, and after political wins like gay marriage, the event has turned into a big party.

Corporate sponsors like Google, Whole Foods, and Bud Light have joined the fun, but that’s creating tension with activists. To many in the LGBT community, the election of Donald Trump is seen as a threat to hard-won political gains. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW News:

Curing AIDS: New San Francisco-based Institute gets $20 million // San Jose Mercury News

“Some of the world's top AIDS scientists unveiled a plan on Monday to create a major new Institute for HIV Cure Research, with the ambitious goal of eliminating the deadly virus from those who are infected.”

San Quentin Prison Report: HIV behind bars

Sep 22, 2015
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  Living with HIV is something that's not talked about often, but in prison it's even more difficult for a person to disclose their HIV status. Reporter Louis A Scott brings us this story of a man who is living with HIV while serving 27 years to life in San Quentin State Prison.

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We've come a long way since the first diagnosis of HIV in 1981, but the epidemic is not over. San Francisco is indelibly marked by the epidemic, which reached its height in 80's and 90's, but what is going on now? Dr. Susan Buchbinder is director of Bridge HIV, a San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV prevention research program, and she’s on the steering committee for Getting to Zero San Francisco, an initiative that aims to reduce deaths, new infections, and stigma.

 

 

Harm Reduction: A 12-Step Alternative

Apr 2, 2015

  

In the early '90s, Harm Reduction evolved as a new strategy for AIDS prevention. Stopping drug and alcohol abuse was no longer a condition for treatment. Marilyn talks with Dr. Patt Denning who created the revolutionary Harm Reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco. Her book, "Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy," is the bible of this rising movement. Tune in Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 7pm Pacific.