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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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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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Improved LGBT Health Access in the South Goal of New Survey

Improved LGBT Health Access in the South Goal of New Survey | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The Campaign for Southern Equality launched a survey on Wednesday, Aug. 22, that aims to help improve health-care access for LGBT southerners.

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US: LGBT People Face Healthcare Barriers

US: LGBT People Face Healthcare Barriers | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The Trump administration is considering regulatory changes that would worsen barriers many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States face in obtaining health care.

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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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National LGBT Cancer Network Wins $2.5M Federal Award Expanding State Efforts to Combat Tobacco-Related Cancers in LGBTQ Communities

National LGBT Cancer Network Wins $2.5M Federal Award Expanding State Efforts to Combat Tobacco-Related Cancers in LGBTQ Communities | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The National LGBT Cancer Network is the newest recipient of a $2.5 million five year award from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand resources for their grantees serving LGBTQ people at risk for tobacco-related cancers.

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Equitas Health Expands Trans Health Coverage

Equitas Health Expands Trans Health Coverage | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Equitas Health Becomes One Of The First Companies To Offer A More Inclusive Trans Coverage Policy

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Here's What Being LGBTQ Can Do to Your Health

Here's What Being LGBTQ Can Do to Your Health | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Being gay in 2018 means dealing with the health repercussions of old school discrimination plus new, startling research about heart health and cancer.
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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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