Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

Longtime AIDS survivor speaks out

In the early 1980s, as a young gay man in San Francisco, Arturo C. Jackson III got what felt like a death sentence: an HIV-positive diagnosis. In the 1990s, he was an activist, fighting for better access to medications and better recognition of the illness. Today, at 55, Jackson is still fighting for dignity and a cure for those living with HIV/AIDS, but in a quieter way.

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Who still smokes in California?

About 11 percent of the state's teens and adults smoked in 2014, down from 15 percent in 2003, according to the California Health Interview Survey. That translates to about 3.4 million current smokers.

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