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Documentary “Gen Silent” Explores Discrimination Faced by LGBT Seniors

Above photo: Lawrence Johnson, right, cares for his 86-year-old partner Alexandre Rheaume, who has Parkinson’s. In “Gen Silent,” Johnson struggles to find a nursing home for Rheaume where the couple can feel safe and comfortable about their relationship.  Coast Weekend reports — ASTORIA — What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill […]

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At-Home STD Testing Service Launches #STDsHappen Initiative

  STD stigma and a lack of high quality sexual education has far-reaching consequences. Misinformation about safe sex practices and STD-shaming has spurred an epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. After years of decline, STD rates have skyrocketed in the last two years. To start a real and honest conversation about STDs, GetTested.com […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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 […]