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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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“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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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, […]