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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.
Troye Sivan: Let's Talk About Sex
November 14 2014 3:37 PM ET

Troye Sivan: Let's Talk About Sex

Dustin Diehl

Troye Sivan wants to teach millennials about HIV, AIDS, and safe sex.

Poz People Can Still Have the Family They Always Dreamed Of
November 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

Poz People Can Still Have the Family They Always Dreamed Of

Dr. Guy Ringler

People with HIV can have biological children of their own, despite the stigma and misconceptions.

Committee Considers Relaxing Blood Donation Ban for Some Gay Men
November 13 2014 5:39 PM ET

Some Gay Men Might Be Able to Donate Blood... Maybe

Sunnivie Brydum

A committee hearing today resulted in suggestions to relax the outright restriction on gay and bisexual men donating blood. But activists say the changes still stigmatize men who have sex with men.

The Five Dating Don'ts for the Single Gay
November 13 2014 1:14 PM ET

The Five Dating Don'ts for the Single Gay

Tyler Curry

Here are a few guidelines that every smart gay man should keep in mind to stay on top of his game and out of a dead-end relationship.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good
November 13 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Sari Reisner Sc.D.

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

November 13 2014 5:04 AM ET

Did Spanish Doctors Find a Cure for HIV?

Slut Shaming is a Big Cause of HIV
November 12 2014 12:01 PM ET

Slut Shaming is a Big Cause of HIV

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America
November 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Big Gay Love' Advice for Asians in America

Ringo Le

The director of Big Gay Love shares the struggles of being an Asian man in the American gay community.

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, Twenty Years Later
November 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pedro Zamora, 20 Years Later

Eric Ciasullo

Twenty years after his death, HIV and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora's legacy remains crucial in the the fight against the virus.

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Transgender Woman Means So Much
November 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why An Ad Featuring A Trans Woman Means So Much

Jennifer Barge

A new national CDC campaign features a transgender woman as its spokesperson for the first time ever.

STUDY: Yes, Trans Men Can Get Pregnant Despite Testosterone, Dysphoria
November 10 2014 4:16 PM ET

STUDY: Yes, Some Trans Men Do Seek Pregnancy

Mitch Kellaway

A small investigative study hopes to inspire more research into unprecedented findings that complicate assumptions about trans men's experience and emotions during pregnancy.

Op-ed: 6 Gay Cliches That Are Totally True
November 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 6 Gay Clichés That Are Totally True

Tyler Curry

Tyler Curry says being a gay man is a lot more complex than our stereotypes might let on ... sort of.

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