Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has launched Golden Compass, a new program to meet the health needs of the increasing population of HIV patients who are growing older.
HIV-positive people and people with type 2 diabetes, who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.
People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus.
Jeff Sheehy, the longtime director of communications at UC San Francisco’s Aids Research Institute, has been appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Two UCSF faculty members – a microbiologist who studies the genesis of asthma and a surgeon who helped lift the ban on organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients – are among this year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers selected by Foreign Policy magazine.