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Impulse Group hosts parties, salons to promote gay men's health

Impulse Group hosts parties, salons to promote gay men's health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Since launching more than seven years ago in West Hollywood, the volunteer-run organization now has chapters throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Its San Francisco chapter formed in October 2016 and has held a number of gatherings, both educational and entertaining, for members over the last year.

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Whether through dance parties and bar events or more intimate salon-like settings with invited health officials and other speakers, the Impulse Group aims to engage and inform gay men around the globe about how to take care of their own health needs and that of their peers.

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LGBT teens use e-cigarettes more than straight peers, survey says

Ohio teens who described themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual were far more likely to say they had vaped or smoked in the past 30 days than their straight or questioning counterparts in surveys taken during the 2016-2017 school year.
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EJAF Founder Elton John and Duke of Sussex to announce new global coalition at the 22nd International AIDS Conference

EJAF Founder Elton John and Duke of Sussex to announce new global coalition at the 22nd International AIDS Conference | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Announcement is one of several events, sessions and press conferences highlighting the work of EJAF and its grantees across the world to reduce stigma, increase access to healthcare resources.

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Pride 2018: Alexander Wang and Trojan partner for 'Protect Your Wang'

Pride 2018: Alexander Wang and Trojan partner for 'Protect Your Wang' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Alexander Wang is using a partnership with Trojan condoms to "Protect Your Wang," as proceeds from a new capsule collection go to the LGBT Center of New York.
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American Medical Association Passes New LGBT Policies

American Medical Association Passes New LGBT Policies | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies last week that will position the organization as an advocate for better protections for transgender people in detention, and LGBT-inclusive family leave policies.
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Health, Law, and the LGBT Community: An Unfinished Story

Health, Law, and the LGBT Community: An Unfinished Story | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

A reflection on the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, and the broader conditions that shape LGBT health in the United States.

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Music Artist Milan Christopher and Los Angeles LGBT Center Urge Those Most At-Risk to be ’PrEP’d

Music Artist Milan Christopher and Los Angeles LGBT Center Urge Those Most At-Risk to be ’PrEP’d | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, along with openly gay music artist, actor, and model Milan Christopher, are urging those most at-risk to be 'PrEP'd AF' against HIV. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), minority communities, especially African-American/Black men who have sex with men, are particularly at-risk for new HIV infections. PrEP'd AF, which builds on the success of last year's 'F*ck w/out Fear' HIV prevention campaign, continues to raise awareness for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a safe and effective once-daily medicine that has been proven to reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 99 percent, if used as prescribed.2 Inspired by Milan's personal experience with PrEP, the PrEP'd AF campaign encourages the community to be as prepared as possible to protect themselves against HIV. 

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Transgender Health Care By Telemedicine

Transgender Health Care By Telemedicine | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
In rural areas, doctors and nurses competent in transgender care are hard to find. It can also be a challenge to locate providers who offer respectful care for issues unrelated to gender identity.
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Transgender People Are Getting Lost In The Sexual Health Conversation

Transgender People Are Getting Lost In The Sexual Health Conversation | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
We continuously miss the opportunity to properly support transgender people when we let days specific to them come and go without much ever said.
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Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders

Grindr, Popular Gay Sex App, to Offer HIV Test Reminders | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Men using hookup apps are at high risk, so AIDS experts applaud a new effort to help subscribers get tested as often as four times a year.
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GMFA's new sexual health campaign features black gay couples

GMFA's new sexual health campaign features black gay couples | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
It's a disappointing reality that people of colour are still sorely lacking in representation. That's not only on TV and in film, or in fashion. It's rare to se
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LGBTQ community sees health care threat

LGBTQ community sees health care threat | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Health care can be challenging for anyone these days, but getting the right services is especially
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Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium in San Francisco Organized by the Center for Healthcare Innovation

Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium in San Francisco Organized by the Center for Healthcare Innovation | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

On February 8, the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) welcomes healthcare professionals and patients to join our 2nd annual Breakthroughs in Healthcare Equity Symposium, the leading event for healthcare professionals, patients, researchers, technologists, healthcare and life science executives, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss equity in healthcare.

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Harvard Medical School Launches Online Courses in LGBTQ Health

Harvard Medical School Launches Online Courses in LGBTQ Health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Historically, medical education and training have not focused on the health care needs of LGBTQ individuals. The diverse subgroups that make up the LGBTQ community experience numerous health disparities and encounter stigma and discrimination in many areas of life, leading to development of health risk behaviors and subsequent poor health outcomes. These new courses bridge the gap between current medical education and clinical practice to help primary care physicians, specialists, and other health care professionals provide gender-sensitive and inclusive care to their LGBTQ patients.

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Professor receives $400,000 to study tobacco, cannabis use by LGBT young adults

Professor receives $400,000 to study tobacco, cannabis use by LGBT young adults | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Ian Holloway will study the frequency and intensity of use among sexual and gender minority young people.
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Gay Men’s Advocacy Organization Moving Beyond just HIV, as Global Focus Turns to Larger Issues of Sexual Health and Human Rights

Gay Men’s Advocacy Organization Moving Beyond just HIV, as Global Focus Turns to Larger Issues of Sexual Health and Human Rights | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Over a decade after The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) was founded, the organization has changed its name to MPact: Global Action for Gay Men's Health and Rights. The Oakland-based organization was originally created to bring the unique challenges of men who have sex with men back into global conversations around HIV, but has gradually expanded their work over the years.

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Growing 'PRIDE Study' aims to improve LGBTQ health care

Growing 'PRIDE Study' aims to improve LGBTQ health care | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Instead of getting health care advice from her doctor, Nathalie Crowley, a transgender woman, has found herself being the one who does the teaching... Getting medical care as a sexual or gender minority is still a hit-or-miss proposition. Some doctors are familiar with the issues and health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, but most doctors receive very little, if any, training on the topics in medical school and beyond.

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How the CDC Is Failing Transgender Youth

How the CDC Is Failing Transgender Youth | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
A CDC survey found nearly 1 in 4 gay and bisexual students have attempted suicide. But the agency doesn't track transgender youth.
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These Gay Men Have Spent 30 Years Learning How To Be Long-Term HIV Survivors

These Gay Men Have Spent 30 Years Learning How To Be Long-Term HIV Survivors | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
“It was hell to watch people die in the ’80s, but my personal hell was when long-term survivors were forgotten.”
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Prides: AHF to Hail Condoms as ‘Lifesaver’ at LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Nationwide

Prides: AHF to Hail Condoms as ‘Lifesaver’ at LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Nationwide | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), the largest global AIDS organization, is proud to join the LGBTQ community in celebrating the 2018 Gay Pride season through its participation in over two dozen Pride events across the country—in many locations, with its new “Lifesaver” busses wrapped with a lighthearted and colorful condom and Pride-themed graphic.

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What it can be like for LGBTQ people to get healthcare

What it can be like for LGBTQ people to get healthcare | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

As a group, LGBTQ people face unique health issues — but many members of the community say they struggle to find knowledgable, compassionate medical care. 

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For some gay men, 'Sexuality and experimentation and drug use became intertwined'

For some gay men, 'Sexuality and experimentation and drug use became intertwined' | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Crystal meth use has had deep consequences, especially for gay men living in a culture seen stereotypically as highly sexualized.
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Planned Parenthood Marks the Start of LGBT Health Awareness Week in Pasadena, and Nationwide, on Monday

Planned Parenthood Marks the Start of LGBT Health Awareness Week in Pasadena, and Nationwide, on Monday | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

March 26th to 30th marks the 16th year of National LGBT Health Awareness Week in Pasadena and across the U.S. Organized by National Coalition for LGBT Health, the week will highlight what supporters said are disparities that exist in access to care and health outcomes for LGBT people with hopes of reducing discrimination and stigma LGBT people face in the healthcare system.

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Youth against AIDS presents first international campaign for the World AIDS Conference 2018

Youth against AIDS presents first international campaign for the World AIDS Conference 2018 | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The educational initiative Youth Against AIDS (YAA) is enforcing the role of the youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. As official partner of this year’s World AIDS Conference, 300 youth activists will represent their generation’s interests in summer in Amsterdam. The campaign plays around with common misperceptions and mobilizes youths to volunteer.

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NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation applauds PHARMAC’s decision to become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – meaning those at high risk of HIV have another way to protect themselves.


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When kids come in saying they are transgender (or no gender), these doctors try to help

When kids come in saying they are transgender (or no gender), these doctors try to help | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

“It’s the children who are now leading us,” said the director of mental health for the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF.

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