• Aging With HIV

    Thanks to advancements in antiretroviral therapy (ART), patients with HIV can live longer lives. That also means HIV in older adults is now more prevalent than before. About one in six HIV diagnoses involved people aged 50 or older in 2016. Growing older with HIV has special considerations to keep in mind,...

  • LGBT Sexual Assault Awareness

    (Trigger warning: This blog post discusses sexual violence. If you think reading about this topic could trigger an unwanted, strong emotional response, feel free to skip to the last two sections, where we list resources survivors can use for recovery.) Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?...

  • The Importance of Talking About Mental Health

    (Trigger warning: This blog post contains mentions of mental illness. If you think that details on this topic could trigger an unwanted emotional response, please to skip to the last two paragraphs to learn about mental health resources in your area.) Taking a holistic approach to viewing one’s health, by...

  • Benefits of HIV Testing & Early Detection

    According to the CDC, about 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and approximately 56,300 people are infected every year. Moreover, 20% of the population isn’t aware that they’re infected. Early HIV detection and treatment is important because it reduces patient mortality and prevents future HIV...

  • LGBT Health Awareness Week

    Sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, this week focuses on the unique health challenges members of the LGBT community face within our larger healthcare family. Resources from various organizations across the country work to: –...

  • SYNC 2017 Conference

    Have you registered yet for the SYNC 2017 conference, set for 4/24-4/25, in Arlington, VA, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel? With the rapid changes and challenges in the health care sector, the need to come together and SYNC on pressing issues from access to delivery is greater than...

  • Community Forum On HIV Criminalization – Cosponsor Letter

     Dear Community Stakeholder: The LGBT Community Center of Central PA is organizing an important community forum on HIV criminalization and we would like to invite your organization to co-sponsor the forum with us.  The forum will be presented in a panel discussion format and held Tues., May 2, 6-8 p.m....

  • SYNChronicity 2017

    Register today for SYNChronicity (or SYNC 2017), taking place 4/24-4/25, in Arlington, VA, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. SYNC 2017 is HealthHIV’s national conference addressing HIV and HCV disease prevention, care and treatment. This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, expanding the...

  • Holiday Depression in the LGBT Community

    The holiday season can have an adverse effect on anyone suffering from depression, but especially those within the LGBT community. As a time that is typically spent with family and friends, the holiday season can highlight strained or lost relationships, which is something that many LGBT individuals experience. Along with...

  • Debunking Myths About HIV/AIDS

      On World AIDS Day, people from around the world gather for an opportunity to show support and solidarity with people living with HIV everywhere. While education and awareness regarding this topic have significantly improved over the years, there are still some common misconceptions about AIDS that continue to distort...