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WATCH: Is Canadian Transgender Surgical Care Really Accessible?
October 31 2014 2:59 PM ET

WATCH: Is Canadian Gender-Affirming Surgery Really Accessible?

Mitch Kellaway

Trans residents of British Columbia are rallying this weekend to draw attention to their province's years-long wait lists for state-covered gender-affirming surgeries.

Why Michael Weinstein Gets Blamed for PrEP Myths
October 31 2014 10:08 AM ET

Why Michael Weinstein Is Blamed for PrEP Myths

Michelle Garcia

Michael Weinstein was a pioneer in fighting the stigma around HIV since the early 1980s. So why are people so upset with his activism these days?

October 31 2014 6:37 AM ET

Day 30: Fighting the Increase of HIV Infections

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Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming
October 31 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: It Is Time to End Bottom-Shaming

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Why shaming bottoms allows HIV to keep spreading.

October 31 2014 4:35 AM ET

Day 29: Why Aren't More People on PrEP?

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Ask a Doctor: What's Stopping Us From Talking About PrEP?
October 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

Ask a Doctor: What’s Stopping Us From Talking About PrEP?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

So much contributes to why gay and bi men aren't talking about PrEP, including stigma and myths about its effects, says Frank Spinelli, MD.

October 30 2014 8:33 PM ET

Day 28: PrEP is Not For Everyone

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Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP
October 30 2014 6:48 PM ET

Ask a Doctor Why He Supports PrEP

Diane Anderson-Minshall

There's no doubt that Gary Cohan, MD, is a supporter of PrEP for HIV prevention, and here's how things would go if you were his patient.