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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.
Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health
July 28 2014 10:09 AM ET

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health

Parker Marie Molloy

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
July 28 2014 5:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

Sean Cahill and Sari Reisner

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
July 24 2014 9:07 AM ET

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

Adam Frankel

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

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

Shocking Increase in HIV Infection Rate Among Young Gay, Bi Men
July 22 2014 2:49 PM ET July 23 2014 7:28 PM ET

Shocking HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay, Bi Men

Sunnivie Brydum

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
July 22 2014 12:28 PM ET

Good News for Transgender State Employees in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

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
July 21 2014 7:13 AM ET

Number Crunch: Drugs

Advocate.com Editors

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

HIV: What's Missing in 'Undetectable'
July 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

HIV: What's Missing in 'Undetectable'

Bryan Van Gorder

A pioneering new study shows no HIV infections in mixed-status couples, and underscores the difficulty of getting MSM to take part.

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