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January 27, 2000
Expanding the use of the most potent anti-retroviral drug therapies would help limit new HIV infections and AIDS deaths among gay men in San Francisco over the next ten years even if drug resistance and dangerous sexual behavior soar, according to a new mathematical model developed by scientists at UC San Francisco.
January 27, 2000
When Leonora found herself working as a maid in the United States, the familiar line between employer and servant blurred.  Rather than being pleased by the democratic nature of her new American home, Leonora (a pseudonym) thought of her inclusion into the family as an intrusion into her personal space.  She was brought up as a servant in Brazil, and was more comfortable with a clear delineation between her employers and herself.
January 27, 2000
Screening mammography can reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer in elderly women, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.
January 24, 2000
Many of California’s rural and urban communities may not have enough dentists, which could limit access to dental care, according to a UC San Francisco report released today by the Center for California Health Workforce Studies.
January 21, 2000
Three UC San Francisco researchers will travel to Paris this week to participate in the World Summit Against Cancer, an event aimed at garnering more attention to the prevention and treatment of the disease that kills six million people worldwide each year. The summit will take place February 3-4 at Paris City Hall, bringing together scientists, physicians, patient advocates and government officials from more than 30 countries. This first-time event is sponsored by Bristol -Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Air France.
January 20, 2000
Molecular studies in yeast have yielded surprising evidence that the contorted proteins known as prions, often deadly to cattle and humans, may serve a beneficial role in some organisms, and possibly in humans. By analyzing the gene sequences of yeast and more complex organisms, researchers at UC San Francisco have also found evidence that prions might be far more common than had been previously suspected. The scientists also searched for and discovered a yeast species containing
January 19, 2000
The rate of infection from surgical wounds can be cut in half simply by giving patients more oxygen during and after anesthesia, according to a new study led by a University of California, San Francisco scientist. The safe, inexpensive practice can save lives, time and money, the researchers report, since wound ( colorectal surgery, for example, wound infection rates range from nine to 27 percent and often extend hospital stays a week or more, the scientists noted.
January 18, 2000
Updated guidelines for treating HIV disease in adults that take into account the availability of new antiretroviral drugs and expanded therapy choices were released today by an international group of AIDS specialists. 
January 12, 2000
Deciding whether or not to get a pap smear or when to start having an annual mammogram is confusing enough for many women who are faced with conflicting research and recommendations.  Making these decisions can be even more daunting for a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman. Right now, little is known or information isn’t readily available about the health of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and their health care experiences primarily because of a lack
January 10, 2000
A growing percentage of California’s Medi-Cal patients are receiving medical care within a managed care system, and this policy change has raised concerns about whether “safety-net” health care providers can maintain their market share of these patients.