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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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 has significantly improved over the years, there are still some common misconceptions about AIDS that continue to distort the...

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Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

Tobacco use within the LGBT community is dramatically higher than that of the general population. Data collected by the CDC shows that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals are twice as likely to use tobacco products as those who identify as heterosexuals. For women in the LGBT community this rate...

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Latino/Hispanic Cancer Burden Report

A press conference was held on September,9th at the State Capitol announcing the release of the first-ever report on the prevalence of cancer in the Pennsylvania Latino community.  This groundbreaking report was authored by our own Alder board member, Dr. Oralia Dominic of Highmark’s Health Equity division, and Dr. Eugene...

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