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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.
Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York
October 20 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York

Maureen Kelly

One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.

What to Expect When You're on PrEP
October 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

What to Expect When You're on PrEP

Trudy Ring

Taking Truvada for PrEP has been shown to be safe and effective, but there are some things you should know to prepare you for the PrEP experience.

October 19 2014 5:51 PM ET

Day 14: Gay and Bi Latino Men at Risk

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses PrEP, Calls for More Access
October 19 2014 10:26 AM ET

HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for More Access

Neal Broverman

The nation's largest and most influential LGBT advocacy group puts its stamp of approval on Truvada, a drug that's been shown to dramatically reduce HIV transmission.

British Study Shows PrEP 'Highly Protective' Against HIV
October 18 2014 6:00 AM ET

British Study Shows PrEP 'Highly Protective' Against HIV

Trudy Ring

Exact numbers aren't in yet, but the interim results are encouraging, say the sponsors of the PROUD Study.

October 17 2014 6:37 PM ET

Day 13: Reducing HIV Transmission Rate

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WATCH: Pat Robertson's Latest AIDS Conspiracy
October 17 2014 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson's Latest AIDS Conspiracy

Stevie St. John

Robertson adds to his string of outrageous claims by saying 'the towels could have AIDS' in Kenya.

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer
October 17 2014 7:22 AM ET

Op-ed: Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Cancer

Judy Fabjance

Second City’s Judy Fabjance shares her story of fighting breast cancer... twice.

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague
October 16 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Survive an Ebola Plague

Tyler Curry

One parallel between HIV and Ebola is uncanny, says activist Tyler Curry.

How to Talk to Your Doctor About #PrEP
October 16 2014 1:25 AM ET

How to Talk to Your Doctor About PrEP

Trudy Ring

Talking to your doctor about the HIV prevention treatment can be intimidating — but it doesn't have to be.

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