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Large-scale government health survey reports on gay, bisexual Americans

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Less than 3 percent of U.S. adults identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. The National Health Interview Survey, released Tuesday by U.S. Centers for Disease Control, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves...

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Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Sunday, April 6, 2014
NEW YORK — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

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U.S. suspends some aid to Uganda health ministry over anti-gay law

Friday, March 14, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The U.S. has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health, officials said on Thursday, the first such response by the U.S. since the passage of Uganda's harsh anti-homosexuality law passed last December and signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni February 24.

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World AIDS Day 2013: For the countless many, gone too soon

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Thirty-two years ago, on June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had...

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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

Friday, October 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Two leading LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines" that deny federally subsidized breast cancer screenings for transgender women.

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CDC: 22 percent increase in new HIV infection rates among gay, bisexual men

Friday, December 21, 2012
ATLANTA -- The number of new HIV infections for young gay and bisexual men has risen by 22 percent between 2008 and 2010, according to a new study released this week by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC).

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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: When were you last tested?

Thursday, September 27, 2012
ATLANTA -- Today, September 27, is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- a day founded in 2008 to mark all that has been accomplished by the gay community in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to remember the quarter-million lovers and brothers that were lost, and to renew the community’s commitment to an AIDS-free future, according to the Greater than AIDS campaign.

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CDC partners with ‘Sex is the Question’ for survey of men’s sexual behaviors

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
ATLANTA, GA -- The Centers for Disease Control has announced it is partnering with Emory University’s to launch the most ambitious and largest effort by a federal agency to conduct a survey of gay and bisexual men in the United States.

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Appeals court rules against Georgia counselor who wouldn’t work with lesbian client

Thursday, February 9, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
ATLANTA — It might pale in comparison to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision against Proposition 8, but the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled on another gay rights case this week.

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CDC recommendation for HPV vaccination for boys may be a tough sell

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control this week issued a finding that young boys, as well as girls, should be given the controversial vaccination against human papillomavirus, or HPV. The recommendation by a CDC's advisory panel is designed to to protect young people from HPV infection before they become sexually active.

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