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HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room

"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."

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Programs Seek to Break Isolation for People Over 50 Living With HIV

"We try to foster connection. We look at civic and social engagement and build community," said the manager of a program based in San Francisco.

New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice Img
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New Campaign Seeks to Shift Opioid Conversation to One About Mass Incarceration, Health Care, and Racial Justice

"No Health = No Justice" moves to address the system as the problem, rather than people who use drugs.

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Antidepressants Can Be Hard to Withdraw From. Here's How to Do It Right.

Knowing how to manage your antidepressants is as important as managing your HIV medications.

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How One LGBTQ Clinic Practices Trauma-Focused Therapy

Morris Roy, Ph.D., with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, explains how therapists can help people who have experienced trauma find peace of mind.

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New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men

'Crystal City' is the latest documentary addressing 'party and play' culture -- and its director hopes it will reduce stigma against people in recovery.

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With Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Ed Buck, Community Looks to Find Solutions

Some community members want further investigations and the arrest of Buck; others want to find support for black and Latinx gay men dealing with addiction.

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I Got Trained to Administer Narcan to Prevent Overdoses, and You Can Too

With opioid deaths at epidemic levels, everyone should attend a free overdose prevention training, Charles Sanchez writes.

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FDA May Soon Approve Version of 'Special K' for Severe Depression

That's right -- the anesthetic and club drug ketamine can provide dramatic, swift relief when antidepressants cannot.

Q&A: Ask the Experts

Mental illness and fear of transmission

Sorry to bother you. I am a heaIthcare professional and saw an out patient who is HIV positive and just got his finger pricked for a glucose test. He was also carrying his own file to the office. I was obviously handling the file as well but didnt se...