Category: Health

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

from edge media network –  The annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased 18 percent from about 45,700 infections in 2008 to about 37,600 infections during 2014, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the CDC’s analysis shows that progress in reducing HIV infections […]

EATING DISORDERS

EATING DISORDERS

[ 0 ] December 8, 2016

RECOVERING CONNECTIONS by amy simpson, behavioral counselor at eating recovery center As LGBTQ-identified people, we are taught from an early age to ignore and/or attempt to change the signals our body gives us. When our bodies experience attraction to somebody of the same sex, we have already internalized the message that “You don’t really like […]

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

[ 0 ] November 16, 2016

  A Minnesota district court ruled this week that transgender people on the state’s Medical Assistance progam in Minnesota deserve access to medically necessary services related to gender transition. Since 2005, surgical treatments for gender dysphoria have been excluded from coverage even though equivalent treatments were covered under the federal Medicare program and private insurance plans. […]

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

by porter gilberg –  There’s no time like the holidays. Whether or not your family is supportive of your gender identity, the holidays can still be a real pickle. Fortunately, my parents are supportive of their queer, gender non-conforming child, but that doesn’t make the holidays any less stressful (for me or my Jewish mother). […]

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

from edge media network –   Hard and bulging-we see them everywhere these days. From Olympic sports stars and professional athletes to local gym bunnies and tatted bartenders, attaining that ripped body has become a way of life-almost necessary in some circles. Regardless of one’s motivation, getting in great shape is always a good idea […]

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016

by tim parks –  As the famous saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step” and in the case of those participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, the ride of a lifetime begins as soon as their feet are placed on the pedals. During the course of the seven-day event, bicyclists will trek 80 […]

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

IMPACT LGBT HEALTH CARE Recent anti-LGBT bills such as the bathroom bill in North Carolina and religious freedom bills across the U.S. have highlighted the continuing need to address discrimination towards LGBT individuals. While these laws have captured the attention of the general public, stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system continue to go over […]

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

SEXUALITY: by dr. chris donaghue, phd, lcsw, cst –  The foothold of sexual shame and stigma run so deep that they are easily unearthed, even with the creation of a new medication that promises to end the HIV epidemic. As a critical psychologist, who is aware of the pitfalls and damage of Western medicine and […]

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015

  Federal health officials are lifting the nation’s 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will remain on who can donate. Medical groups and gay activists have long said the ban could no longer be justified, based on modern testing methods. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday […]

Long Beach AIDS Ride 2015

Long Beach AIDS Ride 2015

[ 0 ] November 11, 2015

Join The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and St. Mary Medical Center’s CARE Program in the 3rd Annual Long Beach AIDS Ride on Sunday, November 15. Register for our bicycling event that has something for everyone and raises funds towards HIV/AIDS services in Long Beach. Participate in a simple 8 mile family fun ride down Long […]

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