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What Ever Happened to GMHC?
March 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

Whatever Happened to GMHC?

Tim Murphy

“First in the fight against AIDS,” as it long billed itself, the New York agency once known as Gay Men’s Health Crisis is sinking under a huge rent on unused space, a vacuum of leadership, the dimming of its voice in HIV prevention, and criticism from all sides. Can it possibly right itself?

Sharing Online Accounts With Your Partner
March 05 2014 2:16 PM ET

Sharing Online Accounts With Your Partner

Justin Hernandez

A recent study shows that a majority of Internet users who are married or in committed relationships share passwords for one or more of their online accounts with their partners.

Can San Francisco Become the First AIDS-Free City?
March 03 2014 7:00 AM ET

Can San Francisco Become the First AIDS-Free City?

Jeremy Lybarger

The city that was once the deadly AIDS epicenter of the world is now striving to be AIDS-free. What does that mean, and why is San Francisco poised to achieve this goal the way no other American city could?

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?

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