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HIV stigma is damaging our community today…

HIV stigma is damaging our community today… | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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PrEP pill: 'party drug' or life saver?

PrEP pill: 'party drug' or life saver? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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New York City promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug

New York City promotes acceptance of controversial HIV drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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Israel and West Hollywood launch HIV/AIDS task force

Israel and West Hollywood launch HIV/AIDS task force | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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The new gay sex

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

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

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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 LGBT 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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CDC Endorses Truvada in New Ad HIV Ad Campaign

CDC Endorses Truvada in New Ad HIV Ad Campaign | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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Why Aren't Gay Men On The Pill?

Why Aren't Gay Men On The Pill? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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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 LGBT Community | Scoop.it
FLEX Spas and AHF team up to enables instant access to HIV testing for patrons.
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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 LGBT 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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Truvada: NYC promotes controversial HIV drug

Truvada: NYC promotes controversial HIV drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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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 LGBT 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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.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 LGBT 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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Hornet gay social app launches HIV-test finding feature

Hornet gay social app launches HIV-test finding feature | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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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 LGBT 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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Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP? | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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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 LGBT 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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Latinos and HIV/AIDS

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

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

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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 LGBT 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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Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT 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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