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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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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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Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions

Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

If Labor wins the next federal election Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed $53 million to step up the fight against HIV. The commitment will include $3.6 million a year to support all states and territories in offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to another 17,500 Australians until it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and subsidised.


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It will also provide $10 million a year to renew Australia’s HIV response by restoring the funding and capacity that the current government has cut from HIV organisations, including the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and Scarlet Alliance.
The funding package will also allocate $3 million a year to target ‘hidden populations’, including people that aren’t diagnosed with or currently being treated for HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Transgender community faces significant mental health issues

Transgender community faces significant mental health issues | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Massive strides have been made in terms of the visibility of transgender individuals; however, several issues, ranging from discrimination and victimization to inadequate access to healthcare, continue to negatively impact the behavioral health of this population.
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Gilead loss of generic HIV drug battle a boost for gay community

Gilead loss of generic HIV drug battle a boost for gay community | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Generic versions of Truvada that are 60 per cent cheaper are about to hit Irish market
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Pride Life Insurance - One Focus, One Community

Pride Life Insurance - One Focus, One Community | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Our Story is simple. We have “One Focus on One Community.” Pride Life Insurance is the combination of several companies and individuals coming together to give back and serve the insurance needs of Community-Based Organizations and the LGBTQ community. The LBGTQ community has not been served well by the Insurance

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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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How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Manage Chronic Diseases

TEDxNashville speaker Josh Robbins shared his HIV diagnosis with the world by posting to his blog, http://imstilljosh.com, as well on social media

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Med Students Create Innovative LGBT Healthcare App

Med Students Create Innovative LGBT Healthcare App | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The new app aims to put more power into the hands of LGBTQ patients and improve their quality of care.
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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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The Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards Almost $1.6 Million to Programs Advancing the Health and Human Rights of People Affected by HIV/AIDS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards Almost $1.6 Million to Programs Advancing the Health and Human Rights of People Affected by HIV/AIDS | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

26 organizations across the U.S., the Americas, and the Caribbean will receive support to address the epidemic through advocacy and wide-ranging services

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DoSomething.org and truth® Partner With Actor Dexter Darden for #MyBigRegret

DoSomething.org and truth® Partner With Actor Dexter Darden for #MyBigRegret | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Latest Campaign from DoSomething.org will Call Attention to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Decision Not to Ban Menthol

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Chicago records lowest number of new HIV diagnoses in 26 years, officials say

Chicago records lowest number of new HIV diagnoses in 26 years, officials say | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

hicago recorded the lowest number of new HIV diagnoses in 26 years in 2016, public health officials say. - In 2001, the city reported 1,850 HIV diagnoses, the highest number of cases recorded since 1990, when the city began keeping records on the virus. That number fell nearly 55 percent by 2016, to 839 new diagnoses, according to data set to be publicly released Friday — World AIDS Day — by the Chicago Department of Public Health.


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Gay Men's Health Summit 2017 in Vancouver to examine using combined approaches to prevent HIV

Gay Men's Health Summit 2017 in Vancouver to examine using combined approaches to prevent HIV | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Among this year's lineup of speakers are three health professionals breaking new ground in PrEP.
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Out2Enroll launches LGBT coalition to promote Obamacare under Trump

Out2Enroll launches LGBT coalition to promote Obamacare under Trump | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
With President Trump taking action seen to undermine Obamacare, a new LGBT coalition is launching to promote insurance options under the law.
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How combination prevention is combating HIV in London

How combination prevention is combating HIV in London | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Data out earlier this month showed the huge success of HIV prevention programmes in London, with new diagnoses declining by 29 per cent last year in gay and bisexual men. Since 2015, Do It London has been promoting HIV testing and safer sex. Its latest campaign moves the conversation on to focus on treatment as prevention, and includes PrEP – which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis – a pill that can prevent you from getting HIV.
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Los Angeles LGBT Center PrEP Study for Trans People Needs Volunteers

Los Angeles LGBT Center PrEP Study for Trans People Needs Volunteers | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
This is the first PrEP study focusing specifically on transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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Ottawa Hospital creates research chair in gay men's health

Ottawa Hospital creates research chair in gay men's health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation wants to create a comprehensive health care program that will help improve access to appropriate care for gay men.
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The Infuriating Reason This Gay Man Says He Was Denied Life Saving Meds

The Infuriating Reason This Gay Man Says He Was Denied Life Saving Meds | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
He was apparently denied access to HIV preventative medication due to his "high risk homosexual behavior."
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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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