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September 30, 2014 8:16 AM
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Truvada: NYC promotes controversial HIV drug

Truvada: NYC promotes controversial HIV drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
The health department is advertising on gay hookup apps and lobbying doctors. (RT @amNewYork: NYC's health dept is advertising this controversial HIV drug on gay hookup apps.
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September 18, 2014 11:15 AM
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San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too

San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Scott Wiener, a member of the Board of Supervisors, takes a daily pill to greatly reduce his risk of contracting H.I.V., and he wants to make it more widely available.
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August 26, 2014 8:21 AM
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.HIV Web Domain Fights AIDS One Click at a Time

.HIV Web Domain Fights AIDS One Click at a Time | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The .com’s and .net’s of the world have a new, more charitable neighbor to welcome online. A new initiative called dotHIV officially launched Tuesday with plans to sell .HIV domain names to web creators as part of a fundraising effort to fight and prevent HIV and AIDS. Companies and individuals can purchase .HIV domain names for $179, and a small donation will be made to an HIV- or AIDS-related charity each time a web user visits the site.

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August 20, 2014 8:18 AM
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Hornet gay social app launches HIV-test finding feature

Hornet gay social app launches HIV-test finding feature | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Traditional advertising does not reach all users in need of health services. Sophisticated geo-specific resources are powerful.

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July 21, 2014 8:18 AM
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In the US, HIV diagnoses drop — except among some gay men

In the US, HIV diagnoses drop — except among some gay men | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The rate of HIV diagnoses in the United States has dropped more than 30 percent over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers said Saturday.

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July 14, 2014 8:17 AM
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Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Stigma also feeds the fear that PrEP will lead to decreased condom usage, but let's be real: Some people -- gay and straight -- are already not using condoms for many reasons.

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June 27, 2014 1:29 PM
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LGBT publication and state AIDS agencies launch HIV prevention campaign

LGBT publication and state AIDS agencies launch HIV prevention campaign | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Michigan’s Between The Lines newspaper, along with several non-profit groups working statewide to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, has launched a new social media and web campaign to draw attention to significant changes in HIV prevention and health-care sciences which are changing the fight against HIV/AIDS. 

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June 14, 2014 5:10 PM
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Latinos and HIV/AIDS

Latinos and HIV/AIDS | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The biggest problem with HIV/AIDS is… believing it is not a problem anymore.

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June 14, 2014 3:17 PM
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CDC Launches New HIV Campaign ‘Start Talking. Stop HIV.’

CDC Launches New HIV Campaign ‘Start Talking. Stop HIV.’ | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants gay and bisexual men to start talking to stop AIDS with a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. The talk that’s being encouraged includes conversations about HIV testing, HIV status, condom use and new options like medicines that prevent and treat HIV.

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April 11, 2014 8:48 AM
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Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected ...
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March 6, 2014 12:50 PM
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White House Announces Way To Treat HIV Without The Use Of Drugs | Instinct

White House Announces Way To Treat HIV Without The Use Of Drugs | Instinct | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

THIS IS HUGE!!


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January 10, 2014 9:10 AM
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Undiagnosed HIV the focus of new study

Undiagnosed HIV the focus of new study | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

A NEW study seeks to identify accurate rates of HIV in Australia’s gay male communities through anonymous testing to pinpoint HIV-positive men unaware of their status.

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January 1, 2014 4:38 PM
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National HIV Testing Week 2013

National HIV Testing Week 2013 | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
Today is the start of HIV National Testing Week, where gay and bisexual men are being encouraged to find out their HIV status by getting tested.
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September 22, 2014 8:28 AM
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Israel and West Hollywood launch HIV/AIDS task force

Israel and West Hollywood launch HIV/AIDS task force | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The City of West Hollywood in Los Angeles County is home to almost 35,000 people and approximately 41 percent of them are gay men. A progressive city incorporated in 1984, many of its residents were victims of the AIDS epidemic during that decade. As such, West Hollywood has often been the leader when it comes to the plethora of funds and services that it provides for those living with HIV and/or AIDS. And so, it seemed fitting that the first joint HIV/AIDS task force between Israel and the United States is taking place in West Hollywood. The venture – to share clinical best practices, establish intergovernmental communication and bring together HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations operating in West Hollywood and Israel – was officially inaugurated at Kol Ami synagogue in West Hollywood on Thursday night.

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September 15, 2014 7:50 AM
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The new gay sex

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

WITH half an hour still to go before the forum would officially begin, out in the audience the conversation about Pre Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV — PrEP — was already in full swing.

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August 22, 2014 8:40 AM
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Growing old with HIV: 'I'm in my 30th year of sickness. For the last 23, I've thought about death almost every day'

Growing old with HIV: 'I'm in my 30th year of sickness. For the last 23, I've thought about death almost every day' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Scott Jordan was diagnosed with HIV in 1984 – the same year the virus was identified as the cause of Aids. Like other long-term survivors, he saw many of his HIV-positive friends die before effective treatment became available in the mid-1990s. 

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July 24, 2014 9:16 AM
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Credibility Among Gay Men Gives Leverage to New York City's New Chief of HIV

Credibility Among Gay Men Gives Leverage to New York City's New Chief of HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

New York Times - Credibility Among Gay Men Gives Leverage to New York City's New Chief of HIV

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July 15, 2014 7:49 AM
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HIV incidence among gay and bisexual men shows no meaningful decrease

HIV incidence among gay and bisexual men shows no meaningful decrease | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

The number of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia has steadily declined in the past decade – but not for gay and bisexual men, who have shown no meaningful...

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July 11, 2014 9:08 PM
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WHO warns HIV 'exploding' among gay men, urges preventive drugs

WHO warns HIV 'exploding' among gay men, urges preventive drugs | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take...

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June 24, 2014 12:16 PM
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Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs?

Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

It's clear that the U.S. is failing when it comes to HIV prevention.

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June 14, 2014 5:09 PM
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The Importance of Advocating and Funding for HIV/AIDS Research

The Importance of Advocating and Funding for HIV/AIDS Research | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Growing up in the Bay Area and going to school at a liberal arts college, I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by very non-discriminating and generally accepting people. Since I became an intern at Until There’s A Cure Foundation, I have been reading up on public health, specifically HIV and AIDS.

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May 31, 2014 7:20 AM
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CDC Endorses Truvada in New Ad HIV Ad Campaign

CDC Endorses Truvada in New Ad HIV Ad Campaign | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled a new ad campaign encouraging gay men to talk about HIV prevention with their partners. In the ads, the CDC endorses preventative medications like ...
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April 9, 2014 5:34 PM
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Why Aren't Gay Men On The Pill?

Why Aren't Gay Men On The Pill? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it
The Associated Press - about as mainstream as you can get - has an article out this week about a very marginalized medication: It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many peop...
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January 24, 2014 8:17 AM
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POZ founder Sean Strub pens new book on AIDS epidemic

POZ founder Sean Strub pens new book on AIDS epidemic | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

Talks with Press Pass Q about “Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival”by Chuck Colbert - The AIDS epidemic is not over for the LGBT community, even as AIDS activism and media coverage have waned.

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January 2, 2014 8:54 AM
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The Effects of Gay Sexually Explicit Media on the HIV Risk Behavior of Men Who Have Sex with Men

The Effects of Gay Sexually Explicit Media on the HIV Risk Behavior of Men Who Have Sex with Men | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBTQ+ Community | Scoop.it

"While most men who have sex with men (MSM) consume sexually explicit media (SEM) without problems—including without HIV risk—for a small subgroup of high consumers, our formative research and these results both suggest their behavior may be experienced as problematic. Clinically, it would be helpful to establish what relationship, if any, exists between very high SEM consumption and compulsive sexual behavior, to identify whether the SEM use is compulsive in itself, and then to compare the behavior and characteristics of MSM with and withour compulsive SEM use."

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