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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. [ Read more → ]
Uganda

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. [ Read more → ]
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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... [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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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). [ Read more → ]
HIV-AIDS-awareness

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. [ Read more → ]
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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 SexIsTheQuestion.org 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. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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CDC: HIV infections remain stable, increase among young, black gay, bisexual men

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In a report issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new multi-year data disclosed that the annual rate of new HIV infections in the United States has remained relatively stable. [ Read more → ]
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Inexpensive daily anti-HIV pill found to be effective as preventative measure

Thursday, July 14, 2011
In a groundbreaking series of recent clinical trials, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a pill containing either one or two anti-HIV drugs taken daily can reduce transmission of the HIV-virus by as much as three-quarters among heterosexual couples. [ Read more → ]
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Study: Gay, lesbian, bisexual teens more likely to engage in risky behaviors

Monday, June 6, 2011
A new study suggests that gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual peers to engage in risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns. [ Read more → ]
HIV-AIDS

AIDS — the most destructive epidemic in recorded history — turns 30

Sunday, June 5, 2011
On this day, 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 died. [ Read more → ]
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GMHC launches ‘I Love My Boo’ campaign aimed at Black, Latino gays

Friday, October 8, 2010
Community organizations, activists, local politicians and others joined together in New York City this week to celebrate the debut of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) “I Love My Boo” campaign aimed at increasing the visibility of Black and Latino gay men. [ Read more → ]
HIV-AIDS

CDC study says 1 in 5 gay, bisexual men infected with HIV

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Nearly one in five gay and bisexual men in 21 major U.S. cities are infected with HIV, and nearly half of them do not know it, according to a new study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Researchers at the CDC studied... [ Read more → ]
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GLAAD pressures ‘The View’ to correct statements on HIV, African Americans

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Refusing to be ignored, GLAAD has teamed with the Black AIDS Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), and is calling on ABC's "The View," to correct misleading statements about the spread of HIV among African Americans. [ Read more → ]
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