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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.
How to Talk to Your Doctor About #PrEP
October 16 2014 12:25 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.

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP
October 15 2014 1:08 PM ET

7 Tips for Talking to Your Gay Son About PrEP

Mitch Kellaway

As a parent, talking to your kids, even when they're adults, about health includes discussing sex, no matter how thorny the topic. If your child is at risk for HIV exposure, you many want to suggest PrEP to them — and that's a conversation worth thinking through.

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing LGBTs
October 15 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hospitals Are Failing Our Community

Jeff Krehely

Though there is improvement, too many LGBT patients are still suffering because of discrimination by hospitals, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

Op-ed: Why You Should Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention
October 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Help Me Get LGBT People Out of Detention

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

The stories of his LGBT friends motivate Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa to work as an activist for ending detentions and deportations.

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP
October 14 2014 4:00 AM ET

The Welcome Side Effect of PrEP

Daniel Reynolds

A spike in relationships that bridge the so-called viral divide may be an unintended side effect of the use of PrEP for HIV prevention.

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV
October 13 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Need Every Tool to End HIV

Matthew Murguia

HIV-negative gay men have a responsibility to use every tool at their disposal, including PrEP, to stay negative.

October 10 2014 11:00 PM ET

Day 11: Are Condoms Enough?

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October 10 2014 6:30 PM ET

Day 9: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Love

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October 08 2014 10:25 AM ET

Day 7: PrEP Isn't Just for Gay Men

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