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In 1981, a mysterious illness began overwhelming the San Francisco community. Since those early days of the epidemic, UCSF has steadfastly been at the forefront of patient care, research and community partnerships in the battle against HIV and AIDS.
Over the past four decades, UCSF has led the way in its heroic response to the AIDS epidemic, both locally and globally. This timeline covers some of the highlights at UCSF, in the nation and around the world after a mysterious disease affecting gay men was first reported on June 5, 1981.
Researchers from the UCSF School of Nursing have joined a newly launched national collaborative to study the impacts of COVID-19 on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.
A multifaceted collaboration between researchers at UCSF, Gladstone Institutes, and other organizations across California provides a comprehensive portrait of the variant—including its interaction with the immune system and its potential to spread.
Loneliness and social isolation have been significant problems for the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for cancer patients these issues were particularly acute, likely due to isolation and social distancing, according to a new UCSF study.
While researchers are still striving to understand why some patients experience these “long-haul” symptoms, two UCSF clinicians from complimentary specialties have teamed up to create an integrative medicine skills program that can give such patients better tools to cope with the debilitating symptoms.