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.
Op-ed: Mom and Dad, I'm Taking Truvada

Op-ed: Mom and Dad, I'm Taking Truvada

How a party prompted a man to evaluate his health — and how others talk about HIV.

WATCH: A Creepy Peek Into Gay Conversion Therapy Retreat

For part one of the three-part series on the controversial pseudo-treatment, Vice investigates a gay conversion retreat.

New PrEP Study Reinforces Drug's High Effectiveness

Two new studies, one from Britain and one from France, reinforce optimistic view that PrEP is a gamechanger.

Op-ed: Cocktails and a Letter From Mom

Op-ed: Cocktails and a Letter From Mom

One man tried to hide his life from his parents, until he just couldn't hide anymore.

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

WATCH: Alan Cumming Challenges You to Be Celibate for a Year

WATCH: Alan Cumming Challenges You to Be Celibate for a Year

He’s even thought up some good alternatives to doing it.

British Clinic: Young Trans Patients Have Increased Five-Fold in Four Years

British Clinic Sees 5 Times More Young Trans Patients Than 4 Years Ago

As trans youth become open and comfortable with their identities at younger ages, health trends may see positive changes, reports a London health clinic.

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