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Op-ed: Facing Fear at Height of The AIDS Crisis
May 20 2014 5:37 AM ET

Op-ed: Facing Fear at Height of The AIDS Crisis

Dustin Thompson

In the 1980s a gay Southern teenager had few resources to help him understand anything about his sexuality. Now he's helping those who were once in his shoes.

Canadian Blood Donor Turned Away Due to Trans Identity
May 19 2014 6:47 PM ET

Canadian Blood Donor Turned Away Due to Trans Identity

Parker Marie Molloy

While trans people in the U.S. are routinely rejected as blood donors, one Canadian trans woman has found herself on the receiving end of the same discriminatory treatment north of the border.

Op-ed: Fear and Scolding in Las Vegas
May 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Fear and Scolding in Las Vegas

Caitlyn Caruso

In Las Vegas, high school students are being taught to 'choose purity' instead of how to protect themselves against STIs and pregnancy.

Op-ed: Married Couples, Healthy Lives
May 17 2014 4:19 AM ET

Op-ed: An Unexpected Benefit of A Decade of Marriage Equality

Kenneth Mayer And Steven Safren

One unexpected benefit of a decade of marriage equality? Improved health.

CDC Recommends Truvada for HIV Prevention
May 15 2014 4:58 PM ET

CDC Recommends Truvada for HIV Prevention

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal health officials indicated a shift in the ongoing fight against HIV and AIDS when the CDC announced Wednesday new clinical guidelines that encourage the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

PHOTOS: Mother's Day Strip Show Raised Cash to Fight HIV
May 15 2014 1:05 PM ET

PHOTOS: Mother's Day Strip Show Raised Cash to Fight HIV

Advocate.com Editors

These 10 guys showed their stuff on Mother's Day to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in the tantalizing show Broadway Bares: Solo Strips.

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