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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.
'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures Among Doctors and LGBTs

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures — Even Among Doctors

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

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

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

Ohio Hospital Withholds Medical Records From Lesbian Widow

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

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health

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

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

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

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

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

Shocking Increase in HIV Infection Rate Among Young Gay, Bi Men
October 01 2014 2:35 PM ET

Shocking HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay, Bi Men

While overall HIV diagnosis rates have decreased nationwide, young gay men are seeing a frightening uptick in new diagnoses, according to the CDC.

Maryland to Provide Transition Care to Trans State Employees

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Just months after the passage of sweeping, statewide nondiscrimination statute protecting transgender people, Maryland announces that trans state employees will no longer face discrimination in insurance.

Number Crunch: Drugs

Number Crunch: Drugs

There’s been a very visible sea change in the relationship between Americans and drugs.

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