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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.
PrEP Version 1.1, 2.0, and Beyond

PrEP Version 1.1, 2.0, and Beyond

The treatment to prevent HIV infections faces inaccurate comparisons to other meds and the same fearful objections as ‘the pill’ did in the ’60s.

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Trans Youth Suicide Conversation

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Suicide Conversation

Within certain trans spaces, trans men have long been silenced — but this needs to end in the face of the ongoing trans suicide crisis.

Easing the HIV Burden

Easing the HIV Burden

How treatment as prevention ended one man’s fear and shame.

Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

It doesn't matter what your status is. Confidence is sexy on anyone.

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

With Taiwan's celebrated decision, the number of countries worldwide that require proof-of-surgery to change legal gender now drops to 28.

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

We must reframe the conversation about HIV prevention so it's about more than just condoms.

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence
December 23 2014 3:19 PM ET

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence

There will be an opportunity to air concerns and recommendations by the public in a new policy to ease the ban on gay and bisexual male blood donations.

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers three resolutions to keep you healthy during the holidays.

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