Abolish Race-Based Medicine

In October, estimated GFR (eGFR) reporting was modified by the laboratory at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Whereas previously eGFR was reported as two separate values i.e. ?if African American? or ?if non African American,? these two values are now reported as a range with the clinical note: ?Patients with more muscle mass and better nutritional status are more likely to be on the higher end of this range.? This change was made in an effort to reduce medical errors and improve health equity at our hospital and affiliated clinics.

Wilma’s Story

When I was pregnant with my last son, I wasn’t technically homeless, but I wouldn’t go home because I didn’t want to be around my mom or my daughter who was 15 at the time and my other son who was 15 months, while I was on drugs. I got mad at my son’s father, and I wouldn’t go home, so I literally walked all the way to UCSF.? I got out of the car, and my water broke. That’s when I started walking.

Some People Call Me a Supermom

When I was with my husband, we got in this big fight. I pulled a knife on him and I ended up going to jail for it, even though he didn’t want me to. During that time, I decided that I wanted my IUD removed because I wanted to have a child. I did not expect to...

NLM 2018-2019

In September 2018, HIVE began a partnership with the National Library of Medicine aimed at improving online access to evidence-based, inclusive sexual and reproductive health information for people affected by HIV and the providers who care for them.