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Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing LGBTs
October 15 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing Our Community

Jeff Krehely

Though there is improvement, too many LGBT patients are still suffering because of discrimination by hospitals, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Op-ed: Why You Should Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention
October 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

The stories of his LGBT friends motivate Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa to work as an activist for ending detentions and deportations.

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP
October 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

Daniel Reynolds

A spike in relationships that bridge the so-called viral divide may be an unintended side effect of the use of PrEP for HIV prevention.

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV
October 13 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV

Matthew Murguia

HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative.

October 10 2014 11:00 PM ET

Day 11: Are Condoms Enough?

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October 10 2014 6:30 PM ET

Day 9: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Love

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October 08 2014 10:25 AM ET

Day 7: PrEP Isn't Just for Gay Men

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As PrEP Becomes More Available, Couples With One Poz Partner Consider Treatment
October 08 2014 7:00 AM ET

Should All Serodiscordant Couples Use PrEP?

Daniel Reynolds

Serodiscordant relationships, in which one partner is negative and the other is positive, seem like an ideal situation to use PrEP, but many couples are forgoing the treatment. Why?

Op-ed: Put Away the Pitchforks And Let's Talk About PrEP
October 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

Put Away the Pitchforks And Let’s Talk About PrEP

Lucas Grindley

In partnership between HIV Plus magazine and The Advocate, this series is a response to conversation about PrEP that's been derailed by slut-shaming.

October 06 2014 4:36 PM ET

Day 6: 50,000 People a Year are Infected with HIV

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