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#AskTheHIVDoc Brings Your Questions on HIV Care and Prevention to YouTube

June 12, 2015

Is there a doctor in the house? Well, no matter what house you're in, if you've got access to the Internet, there are at least two doctors in the house. Thanks to Greater Than AIDS, a new YouTube video series called #AskTheHIVDoc brings two of the United States' best-known HIV doctors together in one place to spread messaging of health and wellness related to HIV care and prevention.

The series has the doctors answer common questions that gay and bisexual men have about HIV and sexual health, but may be too embarrassed to ask their doctor. The series is hosted by Demetre Daskalakis, M.D., assistant commissioner for New York's Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, and David Malebranche, M.D., of Emory University's School of Medicine.

"We may call ourselves queer, genderqueer, same-gender-loving, gay, homosexual ... whatever term you decide to use, the most important thing is going to be your sexual health," Malebranche says in the first video, an introduction to the series.

"Our job is to make you feel really comfortable about talking about HIV and sexually transmitted infections," Daskalakis said. "We have no shame about it, so you shouldn't have any shame about it."

The video's usefulness doesn't end online. Ideally, Malebranche says in the video, people who watch the video will bring these discussions back to their health care provider.

Watch the introductory video below, and check out the rest of the series.



Mathew Rodriguez is the community editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @mathewrodriguez, like his Facebook page or visit him on his personal website.


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