Health

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.

Scientists Discover a Vaccine for Herpes

WATCH: Broadway Bares Fire Island

WATCH: Broadway Bares Heats Up Fire Island

The most fun and sexy series of fundraising events in the world twerks its way to Fire Island. See the sizzling preview!

Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Frankie Grande: Smoking 'Ain't Cute,' Guys

Reality and Broadway star Frankie Grande is the son of a pulmonologist and says smoking and cancer ain't cute.

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Op-ed: Angelina Jolie's Choice Bolsters the Trans Argument

Your body is not your gender, as the movie star has demonstrated.

6 Bad Behaviors for HIV-Positive People

The 6 Worst Behaviors for HIV-Positive People

You can still live a long life with HIV, but it comes with some complications.

Op-ed: The Slow Death of Gay Gathering Places May Be Aiding HIV

Op-ed: How the Disappearing Gay Bars Are Aiding HIV

Social isolation among LGBT elders may be contributing to new HIV infections, but community building can slow the advance.

11 Bad Habits Killing LGBT People

11 Bad Habits Killing LGBT People

It's LGBT Health Month, but we may need the whole year to address our health issues.

Op-ed: Why Most Trans People Think Insurance Is a Dirty Word

Op-ed: Why Insurance Is a Dirty Word If You're Trans

Getting insurance coverage for transition-related expenses remains woefully byzantine.

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

It's National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and the prognosis for our community isn't good.

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