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Transforming Care: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference

Transforming Care: LGBTQ & HIV/AIDS Health Equity Conference | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Equitas Health's Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity will host its second annual conference bringing together 550 activists, academics, community members, health and social service professionals to address health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community. The conference will take place at The Ohio State University - Fawcett Center October 19th – 20th.

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Smoking Rampant In LGBTQ Community, UIC Researcher Finds

Smoking Rampant In LGBTQ Community, UIC Researcher Finds | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The study partially blames the tobacco industry for "aggressively targeting" LGBTQ people.

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“It felt like nobody cared”: gay men and mental health

“It felt like nobody cared”: gay men and mental health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Mental health issues affect gay men disproportionately, with one study showing 80 per cent had a friend with depression. The study also showed gay men felt most comfortable turning to other gay men for emotional support, but many were unsure how to support friends or were worried about saying the wrong thing. Beyondblue board director Professor Michael Kidd said gay men and others in the LGBTI community face challenges that can lead to mental health issues.

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Gay Chinese men find HIV drug in Thailand, not China

Gay Chinese men find HIV drug in Thailand, not China | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Medicine can cut risk by 90 percent, but it's not approved for prevention
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White House Advisors on HIV/AIDS Staying With Trump—For Now

White House Advisors on HIV/AIDS Staying With Trump—For Now | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS lost six members last week who said that Trump “simply does not care” about the virus. But most will stay on.
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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world?


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Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors: We’ll Tell. Just Ask.

Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors: We’ll Tell. Just Ask. | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Doctors often don’t ask about sexual orientation and gender identity because they don’t want to make patients uncomfortable. But a new study suggests that concern may be unfounded.
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Congress has Good News for LGBT and People Living with HIV

Congress has Good News for LGBT and People Living with HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The latest ongressional budget deal has good news. The GOP health care bill does not.
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Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community

Addiction Treatment Barriers in the LGBT Community | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The LGBT community faces some unique barriers to getting treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If these barriers are not recognized and addressed,
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Talkspace Announces Reshaping Behavioral Health in the Workplace Conference in San Francisco on April 25

Talkspace Announces Reshaping Behavioral Health in the Workplace Conference in San Francisco on April 25 | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

On April 25, Talkspace will be hosting its annual conference at the SFJazz Center from 8:30am-5:00pm. This year's theme is Reshaping Behavioral Health in the Workplace. Talkspace's 2017 conference will bring together thought leaders in behavioral health, research, technology,  and human resources to discuss workplace challenges in mental health and the innovative approaches that are yielding effective outcomes.

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John Duran, Council Member of the City of West Hollywood will be taking the stage to share his work advocating for HIV/AIDS issues and LGBT equality.

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New vaccine programme for gay men is introduced in Wales

New vaccine programme for gay men is introduced in Wales | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

HPV infections which persist can lead to some forms of cancers or cause genital warts

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Doctors push for LGBT health in Lebanon

Doctors push for LGBT health in Lebanon | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) held its first-ever LGBT health week this month, focusing on the health problems caused by the LGBT community's marginalization in Lebanon. LebMASH's LGBT health week came in the wake of Judge Rabih Maalouf’s January ruling that homosexuality should not be a punishable offense. The country’s LGBT community…
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LGBT and People Living with HIV Need To Take Charge in Healthcare Debate

LGBT and People Living with HIV Need To Take Charge in Healthcare Debate | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Access to health care under ACA has brought huge benefits to those at risk of and living with HIV.
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'It's life changing': HIV-positive gay men with undetectable viral load 'will not transmit virus'

'It's life changing': HIV-positive gay men with undetectable viral load 'will not transmit virus' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

As a HIV-positive man, 32-year-old Brent is familiar with the stigma surrounding the perceived risks of transmission with sexual partners who do not have the virus.


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VIDEO: Daniel's Story and why he is Proud to be PrEPPED

Hear more about Daniel's story and why he is Proud to be PrEPPED.
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Pride In Mental Health: An Interview With LGBT Activists, Cole Ledford And Dior Vargas

Pride In Mental Health: An Interview With LGBT Activists, Cole Ledford And Dior Vargas | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
These experts all fight tirelessly against mental health obstacles.
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Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

​PrEP is controversial even on the gay scene. Does the drug encourage dangerous ‘barebacking’ or could it be the game-changer that wipes out HIV for good? ​Matt Cain decided to take it for three months and find out


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Libraries Expand LGBTQ Health Promotion and Wellness

Libraries Expand LGBTQ Health Promotion and Wellness | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Public and research libraries are not always safe spaces for LGBTQ communities, especially individuals who are transgender/transsexual (trans).  Recently, speaking with a trans Latina immigrant in Washington, D.C. she clearly stated that she and her peers…

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The FDA just approved generic Truvada, and the implications are immense

The FDA just approved generic Truvada, and the implications are immense | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The move is bound to have significant implications for consumers as well as insurers.

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President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV and Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate Important HIV Care Programs

President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV and Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate Important HIV Care Programs | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce spending for healthcare and disease prevention. The proposed budget would cut Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years. It would also cut the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) by 20% over the next two years. One in three American children—46 million in total—receive health care either through Medicaid or CHIP. People living with HIV, Black and Latino people, and the children living in these families would be among those most affected by Trump’s $4 trillion budget, which sets government spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins in October.

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USC social work effort works to advance LGBT health research

USC social work effort works to advance LGBT health research | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Health Equity Initiative brings together experts to advance studies for a population with dramatically higher rates of mental and behavioral health problems than their peers.
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UC Riverside Approved for a $250,000 Engagement Award to Study HIV and Aging

UC Riverside Approved for a $250,000 Engagement Award to Study HIV and Aging | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
April 14, 2017: School of Medicine’s Brandon Brown will lead the two-year project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
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Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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In 2015, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 60 percent of early stage syphilis cases overall. And the national rate of early stage syphilis for this group was estimated to be at 309 cases per 100,000, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That rate was 106 times higher than the rate among heterosexual men and 168 times higher than the rate among women, the CDC report noted.

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This Awesome Group Keeps Gay, Bi & Trans Men Sexually Healthy

This Awesome Group Keeps Gay, Bi & Trans Men Sexually Healthy | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
San Francisco’s Positive Force offers hope, healing, and happiness for men living with HIV.
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As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission

As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The laws, they say, are unnecessary as well as dehumanizing for the tens of thousands of people with HIV, many of whom are able to manage their disease now and pose virtually no risk to others. 

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