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Brewers Pedal for Prostate Cancer Awareness | Austin, Texas

Brewers Pedal for Prostate Cancer Awareness | Austin, Texas

  —1400 Miles Hosts Big Bicycle Ride to Raise Funds and Probe Conversation on Prostate Health—   Austin, Texas (August 11, 2016)—Bikes and beer unite! This September, a group of brewers and beer enthusiasts will cycle 1,400 miles spanning cities and states across the country to raise awareness and probe the conversation about prostate health—just

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Meningococcal Death & Outbreak in California, Gay and Bi Men Urged to Get Vaccinated

Outbreak Identified in Southern California, Vaccines Urged for At-Risk Adult Gay and Bisexual Men, and all People with HIV The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a health advisory related to an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease, after one man died and eight others got infected in Southern California. The Los Angeles County

“Anorexia: A Boy in a Girl’s World” | BBC Newsbeat

  “It started out with healthy eating…” “Charles is 17. He has been battling anorexia for two years. It’s an illness many people think of as only affecting females. Newsbeat has been given exclusive access to the specialist treatment unit in London when Charles has been receiving help. Our camera’s also follow him as he

Check Your Balls Men | Friendly Reminder from the Guys at Steam Room Stories | Video

We all get caught up with life and as much as we think about dick, we forget about some basic dick maintenance. Testicular cancer is no joke. Please check yourself regularly. Learn more at testicularcancer.org

HIV & AIDS: Why Aren’t We Talking? Re-Start the Conversation|Neil Patrick Harris, Daniel Franzese, Nathan Lane, & Tituss Burgess in New PSA for GLAAD

Just like Daniel Franzese wrote on his Instagram Page, “It’s time to re-start the conversation on #HIV and #AIDS.” Check out the new PSA for GLAAD featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Daniel Franzese, Nathan Lane, & Tituss Burgess.   For more information about GLAAD’s work, please visit http://www.glaad.org, Facebook, and Twitter.   WATCH: It's time to re-start the conversation on #HIV and #AIDS.

Hakuna Truvada, It’s Our HIV Prevention Key Public Service Announcement | Video

The City of West Hollywood partners with American Idol alum, Todrick Hall, and his team to promote Truvada as a tool for HIV prevention. Singing to the well-known tune of ‘Hakuna Matata’ from Disney movie, The Lion King, Todrick is joined by fellow YouTube star, Kory DeSoto, and former Mean Girls actor, Daniel Franzese. ‘It means less worries, for the rest of

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First Sexual Transmission Case of Zika Virus Seen Between Gay Men

  The CDC have reported: Men can contract Zika through unprotected sex with other men who are infected with the virus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, a finding that adds to experts’ understanding of how Zika can be transmitted. The CDC said a case of sexual transmission that occurred in Dallas in January — and was reported in the

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NSFW | X Factor Contestant Naked and Fully Erect Films Condom Tutorial Video

We are all here to see his dick, but there’s also a little education involved, or let’s say a refresher course in putting on a condom. UK X Factor Contestant from 2015, Ellis Lacy, has been lighting the internet on fire with his full frontal images and this newest video. We will file this under, The more you

Is ADHD An Advantage? | New Video from AsapSCIENCE

Could ADHD be an evolutionary advantage? It’s always has helped me out aka spaz. Video from AsapSCIENCE

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“30 Things I Learned About Being Happy After My Happiness Was Taken Away”

  ‘Happiness is letting go of what you think life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that is’ by Dan Beeson I have been on a yearlong journey on the road back to happy, a journey that has changed my life in ways I could never imagine. On recent completion of my cognitive

Science Behind Pubic Hair, To Shave Your Bush or Not by ASAPScience

Is getting rid of pubic hair dangerous?” asks AsapSCIENCE. We all know how I feel on the subject, leave it alone! Video from AsapSCIENCE

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How to Look After Your Penis & Balls | Men’s Health, Get Into It

  File this under.. good to know. I find it funny how uncomfortable and embarrassed men are to talk about health and especially sexual health. We all have cocks whether they’re small, huge, long, stumpy or torpedo shaped, we all need to look after and respect our little guy. I found this informative post on

Getting to Know Chlamydia a Little Better | video

Even if this information is nothing new, Gay Star News‘ video below it’s a great reminder and refresher According to the NHS, under 25s account for 65% of the UK’s chlamydia infections which means that young people are at high risk of contracting the infection. With the help of GMFA and 56 Dean Street, Gay Star

NSFW |Bob The Drag Queen & Boomer Banks PSA on How to Put on a Condom | Video

  I have no idea why this has been online for a month and I am now just seeing it. My buddy Boomer Banks and Bob The Drag Queen made a PSA on how to put on a condom and the importance of safe sex. Drag Season 8 hasn’t even premiered, but it appears contestant, Bob

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Canada Becomes 3rd Country To Approve PrEP

Buzzfeed reports: Truvada is already approved in Canada as an antiretroviral prescribed to treat patients with HIV. In HIV-negative people, however, studies have shown that taking it once per day can reduce the likelihood of contracting HIV by up to 92%. This method is called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and was formally approved by Health Canada on Feb. 23.

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Gay Man Becomes First Reported Daily PrEP User to Contract HIV

File under good to know and the more information the better. Poz.com have reported: Researchers have for the first time documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well to the daily regimen of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The scientists concluded that it is indeed possible

Is There A Pimple Cure? New AsapSCIENCE Video

How can you prevent pimples? Or not… Video by AsapSCIENCE

“Why We Wake” | Depression Secretly Rampant within the Film Industry | Watch Short Film

Depression does not discriminate. We are born into a world in which we sometimes feel we don’t belong. In the midst of our search for purpose, the chaos of our waking mind wars with a subconscious hope for something more. “Every forty seconds – somewhere in the world – someone takes his or her own

California Safety Board Rejects Condom Requirement for Porn Films

by Associated Press California officials in charge of workplace safety voted down a proposal Thursday that would have put condoms on porn actors, heeding the call of scores of industry officials who said doing so would force them to make films nobody would watch. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Standards Board voted

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

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

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