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'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures Among Doctors and LGBTs
August 11 2014 3:42 PM ET

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures — Even Among Doctors

Jim Burress of WABE

Despite the green light from the CDC and WHO, the stigma against using HIV prevention medication continues in both the LGBT and medical communities.

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People
August 07 2014 1:51 PM ET

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

Trudy Ring

First Rick Wiles speculated about President Obama intentionally spreading the virus; then he said Ebola 'could solve America's problems.'

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow
August 04 2014 1:57 PM ET

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow

Daniel Reynolds

An Ohio widow is fighting for the right to access the medical records of her late partner, who died of cancer earlier this year.

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health
July 28 2014 9:09 AM ET

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health

Parker Marie Molloy

According to a new report, discrimination and harassment could lead to physical and mental ailments like headaches, nausea, depression, and anxiety.

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us
July 28 2014 4:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

Sean Cahill and Sari Reisner

Being discriminated against is bad for your health, according to new findings.

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 8:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 6:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

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