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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.
March 17 2014 11:53 AM ET

HIV 101: What Is a Serodiscordant Couple?

WATCH: 'First Gay Hug' Parodies 'First Kiss' Viral Video
March 17 2014 2:19 AM ET

WATCH: First Gay Hug Parodies First Kiss Viral Video

Justin Hernandez

A parody of the 'First Kiss' video illustrates the ridiculous statements that sometimes come out of the mouths of uninformed heterosexuals.

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples
March 14 2014 4:14 PM ET

HHS Orders Insurers to Cover All Married Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

If insurance companies provide family benefits to married opposite-sex couples, they must offer the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples, the Department of Health and Human Services said today.

Ready and Looking: The Dilemma of a 20-Something
March 14 2014 3:30 PM ET

Ready and Looking: The Dilemma of a 20-Something

Justin Hernandez

What happens when a 20-something starts to fine-tune what he is looking for in a relationship? As he explores his options, the answer might be directly in front of him.

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth
March 13 2014 9:39 AM ET

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth

Parker Marie Molloy

In a new series of videos, the Human Rights Campaign hopes to shine light on many of the myths surrounding trans health and well-being. In the first video, HRC tackles myths surrounding gender-confirming surgeries.

Op-ed: No One Is Invincible
March 13 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: No One Is Invincible

Andrew Cray

One young man who's in a bout with cancer explains why no one should scoff at affordable health care.

March 13 2014 6:56 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know About PrEP

WATCH: 20 Strangers Kiss for the First Time
March 12 2014 4:30 PM ET

WATCH: 20 Strangers Kiss for the First Time

Justin Hernandez

Watch as these 10 couples, who have never met before, share a first kiss with each other.

Daily Dose: When You Know
March 12 2014 12:38 PM ET

Daily Dose: When You Know

Michael Cavnaugh

What you do — and when you find out — can make all the difference.

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