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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.
Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York

Op-ed: A Haven for Trans Health in Upstate New York

One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.

What to Expect When You're on PrEP

What to Expect When You're on PrEP

Taking Truvada for PrEP has been shown to be safe and effective, but there are some things you should know to prepare you for the PrEP experience.

Day 14: Gay and Bi Latino Men at Risk

Human Rights Campaign Endorses PrEP, Calls for More Access

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for More Access

The nation's largest and most influential LGBT advocacy group puts its stamp of approval on Truvada, a drug that's been shown to dramatically reduce HIV transmission.

Day 13: Reducing HIV Transmission Rate

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer

Second City’s Judy Fabjance shares her story of fighting breast cancer... twice.

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague

One parallel between HIV and Ebola is uncanny, says activist Tyler Curry.

How to Talk to Your Doctor About #PrEP

How to Talk to Your Doctor About PrEP

Talking to your doctor about the HIV prevention treatment can be intimidating — but it doesn't have to be.

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP

As a parent, talking to your kids, even when they're adults, about health includes discussing sex, no matter how thorny the topic. If your child is at risk for HIV exposure, you many want to suggest PrEP to them — and that's a conversation worth thinking through.

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