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Young people are not using condoms as often, and not getting tested for HIV

Only 1 in 5 Sexually Active Students Tested for HIV, Says CDC

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A new comprehensive analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students has ever been tested for HIV.

Bill Clinton addresses the International AIDS Conference.

AIDS Conference 'Stepping Up the Pace'

HEALTH | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 24
Delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference, taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, expressed optimism about progress made to date, but stressed that more remains to be done.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

HEALTH | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

Check for Hep C on July 25

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

Johns Hopkins to Pay $190M to Gynecologist's Victims

HEALTH | Jul 23
Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to thousands of women after police found more than 1,300 secret pictures and videos on gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy's computer. The doctor killed himself shortly after the investigation began early last year.

Featured Crush Cutie Chandler Kramer

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Won't someone think of the children? Mary Lambert will!

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Robert Grant

WHO Recommends PrEP for Gay Men

HEALTH | By Liz Highleyman | Jul 20
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

Man Mortgages His Home To Pay For Bigger Penis

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jul 20
An Australian man with a "micro penis" mortgaged his home to come up with the $18,000 to $50,000 it will cost for surgeries to make his member more memorable.

Dr. Nikolas Chugay :: Plastic Surgeon and LGBTQ Pioneer

HEALTH | By Joshua Ryan | Jul 20
Dr. Nikolas Chugay, with offices in Long Beach and Beverly Hills, is one outstanding surgeon, and the reasons are clear: Experience, understanding of the LGBTQ community, compassion and... did we say experience?

Study: Religion No Go-To for LGBs; Suicide Risks Increase

HEALTH | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 19
Put simply, god isn't helping LGB people deal with their issues. At least that's what the results of a new study from the Williams Institute says.