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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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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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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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? […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]