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June 27, 2015 6:58 AM
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Apple iPhone app to power massive, decades-long study on LGBT health

Apple iPhone app to power massive, decades-long study on LGBT health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
This is one of the first studies announced under the company's ambitious ResearchKit initiative to use mobile data to power science.
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February 25, 2015 10:10 AM
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'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Healthy gay men should be offered drugs which are normally used to treat HIV in order to prevent infection, say UK Medical Research Council scientists.
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February 20, 2015 7:58 AM
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Experimental new HIV treatment may prevent infection

Researchers say that they have developed an HIV treatment capable of blocking infection in monkeys for more than 40 weeks after being administered. The results, reported today in Nature, appear so...
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February 10, 2015 8:45 AM
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Highlighting Australia’s response to HIV epidemic through personal stories

Highlighting Australia’s response to HIV epidemic through personal stories | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
THROUGH Our Eyes, a collection of stories spanning 30 years of HIV and AIDS experiences, will celebrate its launch at Melbourne queer bookshop Hares & Hyenas this month. Published by the National
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February 6, 2015 8:28 AM
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Now there’s a way to diagnose HIV with a smartphone

Now there’s a way to diagnose HIV with a smartphone | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a gadget that can test for syphilis and HIV via a smartphone or tablet.

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December 27, 2014 9:07 AM
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This is a game about the realities of living with HIV

This is a game about the realities of living with HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Hi, my name is Tim and I just learned I'm HIV positive. Not me personally, but, as the character Tim I played in I'm Positive, a short interactive narrative about living with the human immunodeficiency virus. It started out simply enough: I was shooting baskets when a phone call interrupted my jump shots.

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December 18, 2014 7:45 AM
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The year in HIV

The year in HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

With 2014 almost done and dusted, now is an apt time to reflect on the year’s HIV-related accomplishments and achievements. And there’s much to acknowledge — not least of all AIDS 2014.

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December 2, 2014 8:23 AM
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The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young

The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Infection rates among young gay men are on the rise—and veterans of the fight against AIDS are struggling to find a way to get the message out to the next generation.
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December 1, 2014 8:29 AM
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HIV+ guys are outing themselves online in a 'status update'

HIV+ guys are outing themselves online in a 'status update' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
This World AIDS Day, we're hearing from people who have been living with HIV for years - and have chosen TODAY to 'out' themselves online about their status.

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November 27, 2014 12:15 PM
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Going viral: naked shower selfies to tackle HIV stigma

Going viral: naked shower selfies to tackle HIV stigma | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

THE viral #weareALLclean social media campaign has reached Australian shores, and it didn’t take long to get here either.

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November 23, 2014 8:38 AM
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HIV stigma is damaging our community today…

HIV stigma is damaging our community today… | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

“Stigma is really damaging on both ends,” says Matthew Rodriguez of comprehensive HIV/AIDS resource site, The Body.

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November 3, 2014 7:58 AM
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PrEP pill: 'party drug' or life saver?

PrEP pill: 'party drug' or life saver? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
With HIV infections in Australia at a 20-year high, there’s a push to subsidise a daily pill that can stop transmission, but health professionals and the gay community are split over the drug, which some say will encourage risky sexual behaviour and could place a huge burden on the public health purse. Hagar Cohen investigates.
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October 3, 2014 1:18 PM
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New York City promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug

New York City promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
New York City's health department is advertising on gay hookup apps and lobbying doctors to promote wider use of a controversial anti-HIV pill that vastly cuts the risk of infection.
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May 29, 2015 7:46 AM
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HIV in the Internet Age | The Scientist Magazine®

HIV in the Internet Age | The Scientist Magazine® | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Social networking sites may facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted disease, but these sites also serve as effective education and prevention tools.

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February 20, 2015 7:58 AM
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HIV strain found in Cuba could be the most aggressive ever studied in humans

HIV strain found in Cuba could be the most aggressive ever studied in humans | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Researchers recently identified an aggressive new strain of human immunodeficiency virus in Cuba that advances to Aids much faster than the average strain, but this variant of the virus may be the most aggressive ever studied in humans.

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February 13, 2015 5:14 AM
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Gay Dating Apps Become Messengers for Warnings on HIV: Health

Gay Dating Apps Become Messengers for Warnings on HIV: Health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

To reach young gay men about the need for HIV testing, health advocates are turning to an unconventional messenger: gay dating apps on smartphones.

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February 8, 2015 7:54 AM
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Georgia lawmakers to recognize state’s HIV epidemic’s effect on black gay men

Georgia lawmakers to recognize state’s HIV epidemic’s effect on black gay men | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is set to hold a public hearing next week to bring awareness to the state’s high HIV infection rates, especially among African Americans including black gay men and transgender people.
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January 6, 2015 7:22 PM
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Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma

Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
When we at Hornet, a gay social network with 4.4 million users, launched our "Know Your Status" campaign in 2011, it was received with such fanfare that we decided to make it a permanent feature in our app.
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December 21, 2014 9:35 AM
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Do We Know Enough About HPV?

Do We Know Enough About HPV? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Michael G. Bare, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days.
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December 6, 2014 9:38 AM
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Generations of HIV - Huffington Post

Generations of HIV - Huffington Post | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV.

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December 2, 2014 8:18 AM
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Here's How SCRUFF Is Moving Beyond 'HIV Status' On Its App

Here's How SCRUFF Is Moving Beyond 'HIV Status' On Its App | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

As Founding Partner and head of product at SCRUFF, one of the world's largest online gay communities, I have the great privilege of contributing to the design of features that improve the way guys connect. One of the first features our members requested after we launched in 2010 was the ability to disclose HIV status in their profiles. Before moving forward, we wanted to be sure we got it right. My personal experiences with this question, coupled with current opinions in public health, revealed numerous hazards with the way it is customarily done.

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November 27, 2014 12:23 PM
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Craig Washington: Black gay men relegated to margins of HIV crisis coverage

Craig Washington: Black gay men relegated to margins of HIV crisis coverage | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Craig Washington, AID Atlanta's prevention programs manager, on the topic of black gay men and HIV as World AIDS Day approaches on Dec. 1.
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November 25, 2014 7:01 PM
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Apple turns 25 apps (Red) in campaign to fight AIDS

Apple turns 25 apps (Red) in campaign to fight AIDS | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Apple has launched a two-week fund-raising campaign to mark World AIDS Day, promising that proceeds from the sale of 25 limited-edition apps and a portion of online and retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday will go to the Global Fund.
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November 18, 2014 5:20 PM
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The New Bathhouse Vending Machines That Offer Free At-Home HIV Tests

The New Bathhouse Vending Machines That Offer Free At-Home HIV Tests | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
FLEX Spas and AHF team up to enables instant access to HIV testing for patrons.
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November 2, 2014 6:46 AM
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Ten Things HIV Positive Guys Want Negative Guys to Know

Ten Things HIV Positive Guys Want Negative Guys to Know | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

When Donald Sterling dissed Magic Johnson for being promiscuous and unworthy, it was nothing new for people living with HIV. They've heard it all over the years. A lot of those misconceptions persist today, even (or maybe especially) among gay men. Our attitudes can be hurtful, stigmatizing, and even contradictory.

Let's give HIV-positive gay men the chance to set the record straight, and break down ten things they would like the rest of us to know. This list may not represent the views of every positive guy, but they definitely echo many of their most common frustrations.

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