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Singer Will Young Discussed LGBT Mental Health Issues at Student Pride in London | Watch Video

Singer Will Young Discussed LGBT Mental Health Issues at Student Pride in London | Watch Video

Pop star Will Young joined the Mental Health panel at Student Pride last weekend. He shared his views on the education system and young LGBT rights in the UK. Keep the conversation going. H/T Gay Star News.

Exercise vs. Diet for Losing Weight| AsapSCIENCE Video

Food for thought. Which is more significant for losing weight? Video by AsapSCIENCE

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New Research on HIV’s Hiding Spots Gets Scientists One Step Closer to Cure

www.hivequal.org reports good news: We know that the reason we cannot cure HIV is because it continues to reproduce in its hiding places, including the lymphoid tissues and lymph nodes. But new research shows that the reason for that may not be as mysterious as once thought. Published this week in the journal Nature, Dr. Steven Wolinsky

‘My Mental Health is a Positive Part of Me’ Says Frontman of Years & Years, Olly Alexander

Amazing video and interview of a beautiful young man’s experience and journey with mental health issues. Speaking out and talking about mental health stomps out stigma. “Olly Alexander is the frontman of Years & Years and an actor with roles in films including The Riot Club. He told me about the treatment he has received,

Willam Goes on Truvada as PrEP, Talks with Courtney Act, Dr Chris Donaghue, Chichi Larue, and Kevin James | Video

Great, light conversation about a heavy and important subject Truvada as PrEP. Courtney Act – “This episode contains adult content, we talk explicitly about sex and other topics that may not be suitable for younger audiences. “ Willam Belli, Kevin James, Dr Chris Donaghue, Chichi Larue and Courtney Act talk about Willam’s decision to go on Truvada,

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Man behind #FindMike Campaign Launches Mental Health Workshops for Teens

Bravo for launching this new campaign with bringing awareness and conversation around mental health and it’s stigma. Unfortunately another program that is targeted only at those between 13-18. This brings me back to the Task Force I am assembling dedicated to LGBT Seniors/Aging. Find out more about that here and how you can join: Accidental Bear

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Congress Effectively Lifts Ban On Federally Funded Needle Exchanges

Spearheaded by two Kentucky Republicans, Congress “partially” — but effectively — lifted the ban on federal funding for needle exchanges, which are used to combat the spread of HIV and tuberculosis. A fight that lasted decades. SAN DIEGO — John Stanton wrote for BuzzFeed News — In the waning days of 2015, congressional Republicans agreed to

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Accidental Bear Assembling LGBTQ Seniors/Aging & LGBTQ Mental Health Task Force #LGBTQcares #URimportant2Me

  In 2016 Accidental Bear Site and myself, pledge to concentrate, educate, investigate, and report on two important topics dear to our heart: LGBTQ Seniors/Aging and LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The cross over of the two subjects are of special interest to me and will be looked at under a microscope. Narrowing down

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New Site, 7 Cups of Tea, Allows You to Talk to Someone Anytime, Before Crisis

You don’t have to wait until you are in crisis mode before you reach out for help if you need to talk with someone about anything. Nip in the butt whatever it is that is on your mind or bothering before it gets worse. Talk with someone now! A site called 7 Cups of Tea is

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Drug-Resistant ‘Super-Gonorrhea’ Has Arrived

Basically the same way to keep yourself safe and informed, get tested regularly if you are sexually active. Maxim reports: A new “highly drug-resistant” strain of the STD gonorrhea has health officials in England very worried. So far, there have reportedly been 15 cases of the new “super- gonorrhea,” which is resistant to azithromycin, an

Fitness Inspiration | Five Jump Rope Techniques Video

Get’r done. Fitness trainer Al Kavadlo demonstrates 5 different jump rope techniques, including the crossover jump and double under. Follow Al Kavadlo on Youtube. He’s got a lot a great videos.

What to Do If Your Provider Says “No” to PrEP and What You Need to Know

Going into a doctors appointment prepared will always yield the best outcome. HRC gives you some great ammo incase your doctor says, Provider Says “No to PrEP. HRC: PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is a once-daily pill regimen that can help you stay HIV-negative. When taken as prescribed by a knowledgeable healthcare provider, PrEP has been shown

“I Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge” and Survives | Listen to Heroic Story

“Kevin is using his story to spread suicide prevention awareness with his film, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, found at suicidetherippleeffect.com. “ Share your story about how suicide has affected your life on their Facebook page, If you’re contemplating suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project | www.thetrevorproject.org NEED HELP? WE ARE HERE FOR

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Peter Staley “A Little AIDS History Was Made Last Night” | “Fed up with Gilead’s Abusive Pricing”

Historic! Please read and share Peter Staley (How To Survive A Plague) shared the following on the PrEP Facts Facebook Page:  A little AIDS history was made last night — a uniting of science and anger to get our juices flowing again for the fight ahead. It felt like old times, with voices raised, gossip shared, wine

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Planned Parenthood Now Offering PrEP in West Hollywood, More Locations to Come

The Planned Parenthood location that recently opened in West Hollywood Los Angeles is offering HIV-preventative drugs including Truvada. I will keep a close eye on any new stories that arise. “We will be providing these services at our sites over time,” said Sue Dunlap, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood L.A. “We’re going to start

The Science of HIV/AIDS | Video by Asap Science

The more we know the more we understand. What is it, and are we close to a cure? answered by AsapSCIENCE

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“My Mental Health Illness Made Me a Stronger Person” | Op Ed

By Daniel Beeson | @djbeesonify ‘No matter how much I resisted, my hands were tied and it infected my entire world’ Some nights I would walk home from a perfectly great night out with a tear in my eye. What I thought was an over dramatization of feeling like I’d not yet found my place in

“Countdown to Zero” | Vice In-Depth Report on HIV Vaccine | Watch Full Video

Very hopeful. “Humanity may be on the cusp of the first AIDS-free generation in decades. Research into a cure is progressing at a remarkable pace, and this treatable disease is now being beaten in global hot spots by access to health care and prevention methods.” “Ranging from high-tech American labs, where the DNA of HIV-positive

‘How an Approach Called ‘Shock and Kill’ Could Cure HIV | Video by UCSF

A new tactic could one day help scientists to cure HIV – not just treat it. Learn how scientists are trying to attack a hidden HIV reservoir that lurks in patients with an approach called ‘shock and kill’. Learn more: www.ucsf.edu   UCSF reports: Current HIV medications can effectively prevent the disease’s progression, but the virus

“PrEP Facts!” Rethinking HIV Prevention & Sex with Damon L. Jacobs, MFT | Video

  Damon L. Jacobs, MFT, founder of the Facebook group PrEP Facts: Rethinking HIV Prevention & Sex, chats with HIVE’s Shannon Weber about why he created the group, who it’s for, & who makes it all possible. Video by HIVEonline.org Join Facebook group PrEP Facts Here

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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now #WAD2015

    There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as

Popular Club Drug Ketamine Relieves Depression By Restoring Brain Connections

Above photo:  Chris Stephens, 28, has been battling depression all of his life. At times he wouldn’t get out of bed for weeks. In January, he said his depression hadn’t returned since he started taking ketamine. Lianne Milton/For NPR I guess hugs aren’t better than some drugs. NPR reports: Scientists say they have figured out

Dealing With and Identifying Anxiety | Video

Youtuber that goes by TheNotAdam gives us tips on dealing and identifying anxiety. Seeing that the holidays are right around the corner, ya’ll may need to bookmark this to check back to it a few times over the next few months. Well done  TheNotAdam “Are you dealing with anxiety? What even is anxiety? What about an anxiety disorder?

Straight Guy Anal Douches For First Time for Davey Wavey | Video

  Good, family entertainment right here. You’d be surprised at how many guys do not know how to douche because they’re to embarrassed to actually find out how and ask questions. Know your body. Video by wickydkewl

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Gonorrhea Drug Losing Effectiveness, According to New Study

  One of the commonly prescribed antibiotics for gonorrhea is losing its effectiveness, according to a new study. The antibiotic cefixime is one of seven drugs used to treat the venereal disease. It is not usually the first choice — the feds still recommend ceftrixione — but it is still widely prescribed when ceftrixione is

“PrEP MYTHS – Be PREPared” | Video by Watts The Safeword

Smart, informative, fun, and incredibly adorable. That’s the way I like to learn. The men at Watts The Safeword Youtube Channel report, “The term “safe sex” is sometimes relative, especially considering the many options we have. One such option, that is still growing and newer to the gay scene is PrEP, the HIV prevention pill, and this

‘Straight Guys Are Studs, Gay Guys Are Sluts’ For Enjoying A lot of Sex | Pro PrEP Video

No more slut shaming. HIV Big Deal encourages and motivates gay men to make safer choices in their sex lives. Our video series feature relatable main characters in compelling stories who deal with dating, sex, HIV testing, disclosure of HIV status, and use of PrEP. HIV Big Deal was developed by Public Health Solutions in

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One Injection Every 8 Weeks Surpasses Oral HIV Regimen, Study Finds

  hivequal.org has reported: An injection once every eight weeks of the investigational drugs rilpivirine (made by Janssen) and cabotegravir (manufactured by ViiV) can keep HIV at undetectable levels in people switching over from oral antiretroviral medications, a new study shows. Data released from the phase IIb study conducted by Janssen and ViiV showed that 95

7 Guys Perform a Testicular Self-Exam On Camera | SFW Video

Silly but important. Birch box Man writes, “As one of Movember’s official partners, we wanted to go one step further than our typical mustached efforts. So, we asked seven young guys to take their health into their own hands….literally. Since testicular cancer is most common in men between 15-30 years, we wanted these men to understand

Mark Ruffalo & His Nipple Bring Attention to Men’s Breast Cancer #InTheNipOfTime

  Mark Ruffalo’s nipple has tweeted, “Men get breast cancer too. I’m supporting @One4TheBoys #InTheNipOfTime campaign. Learn more: http://www.onefortheboys.com “ This campaign was born as a personal tribute from Sofia Davis (One For The Boys Founder) to her friend Simon and his brother, Ali. Inspired to do something to help Simon heal from losing his brother

8 Anxiety Tips That Actually Work | Asap Video

Mind and body, we each have one, and most likely neglect our mind. “Feeling anxious? We’ve got your back! “ Video by AsapTHOUGHT

Michael Lucas Supports the Use of PrEP in Short PSA | Watch Here

Michael Lucas asks for you to, “please share this video and help me continue to get the word out about this important and life saving method!” Lucas is talking about PrEP “Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. It’s meant to be used consistently,

Bigorexia: Never Buff Enough, Extreme Body Image Disorder | Watch BBC Newsbeat Video

I would love for the televisions at my gym here in San Francisco to play this on repeat for a week and record people’s reactions and responses. “Thousands of men are living with an extreme body image disorder know as bigorexia. Experts estimate one-in-ten men training in gyms in the UK may have the condition.

Is Masturbation Good For You? | Asap Science Video

How often should you whack the weed? Is it good for you to masturbate? If so, I must be one healthy guy. Video by Asap SCIENCE

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100 % of Participants Taking HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Remained Infection-Free | New Study

Washington Post reports on new study: As far as emotions go, AIDS researchers tend to be a staid bunch who look skeptically at every new finding. But the results of a study released this week on an HIV prevention drug have many cheering. The study conducted at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco involved more than 600 high-risk

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Op-Ed: Obama’s Plan Will Lead to the Eradication of HIV in this Country with the Help of PrEP

The president’s newest HIV strategy focuses in part of increasing use of PrEP. Here’s why that’s a good thing. by Carl Sciortino for hivplusmag.com Recently, HBO aired the documentary Larry Kramer inLove and Anger, a chronicle of the iconoclastic AIDS activist, playwright, and author who co-founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the world’s first AIDS service organization, and later,

A Look At The Promiscuity ‘Culture War’ In The Gay Community Via the Huff Post | Video

  A great “sex-positive” conversation happened over on the Huffington Post and I think it is an important one to keep going. “What’s going to happen next in terms of how gay men have sex is going to be very interesting.” Though the LGBT community proudly achieved federal marriage equality in late June, public opinion still

Watch This Spanish Hunk Put on Condom | The Video We Wish We Saw in Sex Ed Class | NSFW

  Now this is the type sex education video we were all hoping for in high school. Not a damn banana. Watch the proper application of putting on a condom in Spanish. The visuals will be enough for most of us. From Diversidad Brutal  Facebook Don’t forget to LIKE Accidental Bear on Facebook so you won’t miss

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Gym Supplements Fuel Eating Disorders in Some Men, Study Suggests

This is such an important topic for our community. Too many men in ‘armor’ built of muscle and zero body fat take their own lives each year. What’s going on with their mental health? Unfortunately in my immediate friend circle I could point my finger at numerous men that fit the description described below. LA

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop? | Video

I fucking love poop talk. “Some of you folks out there know first hand that a cup of coffee almost immediately means a trip to the bathroom. But what’s inside a cup of coffee that makes you have to go #2? Today on Reactions, we bring you the answer – to the best of our

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