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Ask the Doc: PrEP Redux

| By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Friday Nov 21, 2014
In this week's "Ask the Doc" column, Dr. Howard Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS, once again addresses questions about PrEP, including whether it can work in small doses, and why some people are against it.

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amfAR Study Shows Dire Consequences for HIV Among Black MSM

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 19
A new study by amfAR and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health shows dire consequences for black MSM living with HIV.

APLA Launches Groundbreaking PrEP Program

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
Yesterday, APLA Health & Wellness launched their groundbreaking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills.

Zachary Quinto Calls Out Gays on 'Irresponsibility' on AIDS, PrEP Use

| By EDGE | Nov 17
In a recent article published by Out Magazine naming actor Zachary Quinto Artist of the Year the outspoken actor took advantage of the accolade to call out gays for being complacent about the AIDS crisis and for using PrEP as a measure for preventing HIV.

The Body Launches 'Red Reminds Me' Campaign for WAD 2014

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 15
TheBody.com invites everyone to submit photos and captions for 'Red Reminds Me,' a campaign to create awareness and reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS.

U.S. Panel Partially Lifts Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
On Thursday, November 13, a panel from the Department of Health and Human Service voted to partially lift the longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Sydney Seeks Safer Sex With Giant Pink Condom

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 7
Sydney AIDS advocates sheathed the Hyde Park Obelisk with a giant, 59-foot pink condom on November 6 to promote safer sex, in tandem with the upcoming World AIDS Day on December 1.

Houston Social Workers Partners with Community for Rapid HIV Testing

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 6
A new effort from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work partners with Houston Area Community Services (HACS) and Change Happens! to stem the increasing number of minority youth diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign.

Oral Contraception OK for HIV-Positive Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Contrary to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, new research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraception.

Project NunwayLA Benefits The Life Project LA

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 3
On Saturday, November 8 at West Hollywood Park Auditorium, the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the City of West Hollywood present Project NunwayLA: Dreamscape, an outrageous fashion show and designer competition.

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