History and Meaning of Pride Month

History and Meaning of Pride Month

Throughout the year, people around the world gather and stand united to support LGBT pride. There are many days of observation, commemoration and celebration, including an entire month dedicated to raising awareness for the LGBT community. Known as Pride Month, the events held throughout June work to continue achieving equality...

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Youth and HIV Prevention

Young people have the power to change the future. With HIV/AIDS impacting thousands of Americans, we need help from youth advocates and their unique perspectives. Let’s learn about HIV in young adults and how people under 25 can work toward a healthier world. How Does HIV/AIDS Affect Young People? Young...

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HIV Disparities and Latinxs

Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS improves the health of people of all genders, sexualities and races. However, HIV and AIDS have a greater impact on some groups compared to others. Latinxs, or people of any gender with Latin American heritage, have an increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Fortunately, we can improve HIV...

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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?...

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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...

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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: –...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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