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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.
Newly Diagnosed With HIV? Here's What's Next
December 01 2014 4:25 AM ET

Newly Diagnosed With HIV? Here's What's Next

Tyler Curry

Finding out you're HIV-positive might be scary, but with the proper knowledge, it doesn't have to be.

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014
December 01 2014 4:22 AM ET

The 19 Best Advocate Op-eds on HIV in 2014

Michelle Garcia

Slut-shaming, forced jailing, Vladimir Putin, and PrEP are just a few of the topics our op-eds hit this year when it comes to HIV.

The HIV Year in Review
December 01 2014 4:00 AM ET

The HIV Year in Review

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Potential cures were touted in soy sauce and tobacco, AIDS researchers died in a plane crash, and a seventh grader uncovered a mystery that has been killing people with AIDS in California for two decades.

Finding Tru Love?
December 01 2014 4:00 AM ET

Finding Tru Love?

Daniel Reynolds

A spike in relationships that bridge the viral divide may be an unintended side effect of the use of Truvada for HIV prevention.

Does Tommy Hilfiger Support PrEP?
November 28 2014 4:02 PM ET

Does Tommy Hilfiger Support PrEP?

Sunnivie Brydum

A new t-shirt from designer Tommy Hilfiger could have a double meaning for some LGBT customers.

STUDY: Gay Sex Helps Humans Bond and Survive
November 26 2014 3:30 PM ET

STUDY: Gay Sex Helps Humans Bond and Survive

Daniel Reynolds

A new study indicates that same-sex relationships may play a crucial role in forming bonds that benefit humanity.

New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls
November 25 2014 11:48 AM ET

New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls

Mitch Kellaway

San Francisco-based Trans Lifeline has collected an all-trans staff of volunteers who aim to make the crisis hotline experience more comfortable and accessible for trans callers.

Op-ed: The Decade Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did
November 25 2014 6:55 AM ET

Op-ed: Masturbation Burst Out of the Closet Before I Did

John Daniel

Before masturbation was heralded as safe sex, it was an embarrassing experiment of trial-and-error.

November 24 2014 11:50 AM ET

How do We Stop the HIV Epidemic in the South?

Smoke Signals Gay Actor Lands New Career-Defining Role
November 23 2014 2:36 PM ET

Smoke Signals' Gay Actor Turned Doctor Could Redefine Career

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Evan Adams is now chief medical officer of Canada's First Nation's Health Authority, a lifelong dream come true he says.

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