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Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Last night, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised more than 3.15 million at its 15th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean. American Airlines, BVLGARI, Fiore Group, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation – Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Sands Bethlehem, and Steve Tisch served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit. The star-studded evening was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Demetre Daskalakis named senior vaccine equity lead at CDC

Demetre Daskalakis named senior vaccine equity lead at CDC | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Demetre Daskalakis, who previously oversaw disease control in New York City, will take on one of the most vexing challenges in the immunization campaign.

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CDC report signals work on LGBTQ+ health will resume, advocates say

CDC report signals work on LGBTQ+ health will resume, advocates say | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The data itself is not new, and advocates are urging the Biden administration to step up efforts to reach queer Americans. 

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How One Company Hopes To Make Healthcare More Caring Towards The For LGBTQIA+ Community

How One Company Hopes To Make Healthcare More Caring Towards The For LGBTQIA+ Community | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

A company named FOLX Health recently launched as "the first-ever digital healthcare service provider specifically designed to provide customized medical plans for the LGBTQIA+ community" to address the frequent discrimination and even violence in healthcare.

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UCSF Health Named LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader for 2020

UCSF Health Named LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader for 2020 | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

UCSF Medical Center was the first major hospital in the nation to participate in the Index when it was created in 2007 and is the only institution to have received Equality Leader status every year since then. 

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+Life and the 23rd International AIDS Conference Partner to Create Exclusive Content for AIDS 2020: Virtual

+Life and the 23rd International AIDS Conference Partner to Create Exclusive Content for AIDS 2020: Virtual | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Antony Fauci, Billy Porter, and Jonathan Van Ness Among Featured VIP Interviews

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People Are Going off PrEP in the COVID-19 Era Because They’re Not Having Sex

People Are Going off PrEP in the COVID-19 Era Because They’re Not Having Sex | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Will they go back on, when and if this ever ends? And if it doesn’t, what happens to our sex lives?

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Health Officials Ask You to Please Masturbate, Because of Coronavirus

Health Officials Ask You to Please Masturbate, Because of Coronavirus | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

"Kissing can spread COVID-19 and rimming might spread it," the NYC health department warns.

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Lesbian, bisexual and trans women health inequalities investigated

Lesbian, bisexual and trans women health inequalities investigated | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Lesbian, bisexual and trans women face a number of serious health inequalities. And the most worrying thing is no one seems to know about it.

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Here's Why LGBTQ Physicians Should Self-Identify

Here's Why LGBTQ Physicians Should Self-Identify | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The medical community advocates for a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves, but Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the dearth of information regarding LGBTQ physicians makes it difficult to know how well this community is represented.

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From Grindr to PrEP: Innovative sexual health program flourishes in NYC

From Grindr to PrEP: Innovative sexual health program flourishes in NYC | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn has been using popular gay dating apps to get at-risk individuals tested for HIV and on preventive medication.

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Why Isn’t Undetectable Equals Untransmittable a Bigger Story?

If you were ever terrified of HIV, ever watched someone die from AIDS-related illness, or ever had an HIV test (which, if you’re over 13, you should have), you should be singing in the rain with this…

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A Quarter of Young Gay and Bi Men Have Never Been Tested for HIV

A Quarter of Young Gay and Bi Men Have Never Been Tested for HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

In the United States, HIV could be all but ended within a generation or two if everyone who was at risk of infection took PrEP, a daily preventative medication that the CDC says can can lower the chances of contracting the virus “by more than 90 percent.” But as encouraging as that figure might be, a depressing new statistic emerged this week in the first study to look at PrEP usage rates using a national...

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Some LGBTQ People Are Saying 'No Thanks' to the Covid Vaccine

Some LGBTQ People Are Saying 'No Thanks' to the Covid Vaccine | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Evidence suggests that some sexual and gender minorities — especially people of color — are hesitant to get vaccinated due to mistrust of the medical establishment.

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Aetna will expand coverage for gender-affirming surgeries

Aetna will expand coverage for gender-affirming surgeries | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The major insurance carrier will cover breast augmentation.

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Joe Biden taps Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary

Joe Biden taps Pa. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant health secretary | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as the assistant secretary of health and human services in the forthcoming administration. Levine, who has served as the state's top health official since 2017, would become the first openly transgender federal official if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Folx is a new healthcare provider by and for the queer community

15% of overall LGBTQ participants in a 2020 Center for American Progress survey, and 28% of transgender participants, postponed or avoided care due to discrimination.

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Why LGBTQ Physicians Want to Be 'Visible'

Why LGBTQ Physicians Want to Be 'Visible' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Jesse Ehrenfeld and medical student Nicolas Leighton about the importance of visible LGBTQ physicians to help patients and fight bias in medicine.

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CBD In The LGBTQ Community: Wayne Carkeek Of Out & About CBD

CBD In The LGBTQ Community: Wayne Carkeek Of Out & About CBD | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Wayne Carkeek struggled with the anxiety of being out as gay before discovering CBD. Ministry of Hemp Podcast on CBD & its benefits for the LGBTQ community.

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AIDS crisis aftermath offers coronavirus roadmap forward

AIDS crisis aftermath offers coronavirus roadmap forward | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The slight, bespectacled doctor speaking at a White House briefing on TV revived bleak, 30-year-old memories for Gary Cooper. Dr. Anthony Fauci's reassuring voice guided Cooper and thousands of gay men worldwide through the terrifying AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Now, as Cooper watches and listens to Fauci issue stark but calm warnings about the threat of the coronavirus, the 74-year-old who has spent the past 35 years living with HIV has a...

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Gay dating apps Hornet and Scruff warn over coronavirus

Gay dating apps Hornet and Scruff warn over coronavirus | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

LGBT dating websites are warning users to take precautions to avoid contracting coronavirus, but expect more traffic as millions of people move online instead of meeting face-to-face

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How Grindr, Jack'd, and Scruff Fuel Crystal Meth Use

How Grindr, Jack'd, and Scruff Fuel Crystal Meth Use | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

From 1999 to 2018, Adam struggled with drug abuse. He said that like many, his crystal meth addiction was helped by gay dating apps like Grindr.

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U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Medical schools are beefing up education on LBGTQ health issues. And some schools are making a major push to recruit LGBTQ medical students, backed by research showing that patients often get better care when treated by doctors more like them.

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MISTR commemorates World AIDS Day by offering access to PrEP for just $49 –

MISTR commemorates World AIDS Day by offering access to PrEP for just $49 – | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Normally just $99, MISTR has eliminated the high out-of-pocket costs normally associated with accessing PrEP, but also understands that even $99 can be unaffordable for some. To mark the 31st anniversary of World AIDS Day, MISTR will offer its online PrEP service for just $49, from December 1st to December 15th, using code DEC19.

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To Address Disparities, Med Students Push For More LGBT Health Training

To Address Disparities, Med Students Push For More LGBT Health Training | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

One in 5 LGBT adults has avoided medical care for fear of discrimination, according to a recent survey, and 80 percent of physicians surveyed say they feel "not competent" to treat LGBT patients.

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