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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: 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.

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing LGBTs

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing Our Community

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

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

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

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV

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

Day 11: Are Condoms Enough?

Day 9: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Love

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