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Safe Text: The Messages That Are Changing Our Sex Lives
March 03 2014 6:00 AM ET

Safe Text: Messages That Changed Our Sex Lives

Advocate Contributors

Visual imagery has always been one of the most effective tools in the fight against HIV. We examine some of the most successful and how the imagery has changed since the beginning.

D.C. Mayor Makes Major Move Expanding Trans Health Care
February 27 2014 1:50 PM ET

D.C. Mayor Makes Major Move Expanding Trans Health Care

Parker Marie Molloy

Transgender Washington, D.C., residents will now be able to purchase insurance policies that include coverage for transition-related care on the D.C. health exchange or through Medicaid benefits.

WATCH: Romance Develops From Social Media Networking
February 26 2014 2:23 PM ET

WATCH: Romance Develops From Social Media Networking

Justin Hernandez

In this heartwarming video, vlogger MarkE Miller explains how he first met his boyfriend, Ethan, through Facebook’s People You May Know feature.

February 26 2014 11:49 AM ET

Does HIV Superinfection Really Exist?

Grindr Tribes: Helpful or a Hindrance
February 25 2014 2:46 PM ET February 25 2014 4:03 PM ET

Dating Tribes: Helpful or a Hindrance?

Justin Hernandez

Mobile dating apps are allowing users to self-identify in as many as 12 different categories. But is it effective for networking?

WATCH: U.K. TV Ad Promotes Safe Sex
February 24 2014 4:37 PM ET

WATCH: U.K. TV Ad Promotes Safe Sex

Justin Hernandez

In an effort to highlight the continued importance of addressing the HIV epidemic, a commercial aired in the U.K. featuring people of all ages and sexual orientations.

February 24 2014 10:15 AM ET

How to Come Out About Being HIV-Positive

February 24 2014 5:22 AM ET

HIV Is Still a Gay Disease