Health

Discover the Health section of The Advocate, where readers can find the latest news on medicine, fitness, mental and physical wellbeing, scientific developments, and diseases that affect the LGBT community. Read the most recent on gay health, AIDS and HIV news, pregnancy and sex from experts like doctors and researchers. Learn about news related to health insurance, statistics, changing laws and government policy, and tools that can be used in preventing and curing illnesses in the United States and beyond.
New York: Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People

More Good News for Trans New Yorkers

New York becomes the 9th jurisdiction to ban health insurers from denying transgender patients coverage for medically necessary healthcare.

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

A community of Australia's aboriginal trans men is finding its voice through telling 'yarns' and raising awareness of life at the intersections of trans and indigenous identities.

FDA Considers Revision of Gay Blood Ban

FDA Considers Revision of Gay Blood Ban

But not all LGBT groups are happy with the proposed new policy, which mandates a one-year period of abstinence.

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2014

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2014

On December 1, 2014, the world mourns, unites, and creates new hope for the end of AIDS.

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day 2014, we look back at inspiring images from last year.

30 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men

30 Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men

Here are 30 great guys who HIV Plus magazine named to its annual list of men who are reinventing what it means to be HIV-positive.

Newly Diagnosed With HIV? Here's What's Next

Newly Diagnosed With HIV? Here's What's Next

Finding out you're HIV-positive might be scary, but with the proper knowledge, it doesn't have to be.

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

Slut-shaming, forced jailing, Vladimir Putin, and PrEP are just a few of the topics our op-eds hit this year when it comes to HIV.

The HIV Year in Review

The HIV Year in Review

Potential cures were touted in soy sauce and tobacco, AIDS researchers died in a plane crash, and a seventh grader uncovered a mystery that has been killing people with AIDS in California for two decades.

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