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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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+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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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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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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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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