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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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Pharma outreach to LGBTQ community lacking, reveals untapped market beyond HIV and PrEP

Pharma outreach to LGBTQ community lacking, reveals untapped market beyond HIV and PrEP | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The healthcare needs of the LGBTQ community go beyond HIV testing and prevention, of course, but you wouldn’t know it from watching typical pharma TV ads. In fact, nearly half of the people surveyed in a new study think pharma companies aren’t doing enough to reach out to members of the LGBTQ community,

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Chronicles of a transgender woman’s visit to the doctor

“Many doctors see her from the point of view that she ’should be’ a man, who for them is so weak that he resorts to wearing feminine garments.”

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Fostering a Healthy Workplace Requires a Holistic Approach

Fostering a Healthy Workplace Requires a Holistic Approach | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Employers have the power to create a foundation for strong mental health and growth.

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Grand Rounds and Doctor On Demand agree to acquire Included Health for improving LGBTQ+ health care

Grand Rounds and Doctor On Demand agree to acquire Included Health for improving LGBTQ+ health care | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

As Pride approaches, a San Francisco digital health behemoth has picked up a health care navigation company focused specifically on the LGBTQ+ population.

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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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FOLX Health Introduces First-of-its Kind LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Summit

FOLX Health Introduces First-of-its Kind LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Summit | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The month-long, virtual celebration will focus on the holistic care of the queer and trans community and features curated events led by world-renowned leaders dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of LGBTQ+ people.

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Oscar Health unveils tool for LGBTQ+ community

Oscar Health unveils tool for LGBTQ+ community | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The move comes as the care challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community increasingly catch policymakers and investors' eyes.

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Ending The Invisibility: 180 Organizations Call for Routine LGBTQI+ Health Data Collection

Ending The Invisibility: 180 Organizations Call for Routine LGBTQI+ Health Data Collection | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Over 180 LGBTQI and allied community organizations have signed on to an open letter to health leaders calling for an end to the invisibility of LGBTQI people in health data. Community leaders ask for data collection in health records, research, surveillance, clinical trials and more. They provide sample measures and urge health leaders not to wait further before making LGBTQI health data collection routine.
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‘Life and Death’ for Patients: Startups Fill LGBTQ Wellness Gap

‘Life and Death’ for Patients: Startups Fill LGBTQ Wellness Gap | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Services aimed at the trans community are a matter of “life and death” as government policies aim to restrict support.

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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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