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Look Out, Ohio: Shay and TK Are Here to Teach You About HIV, STIs, and Sexual Health

Through their online alter egos, two staffers at the HIV/LGBTQ health nonprofit Equitas share basics on HIV and STI prevention, plus how to advocate for yourself in the medical world as a person from a marginalized community.

By Tim Murphy
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HIV and STI Disclosure When It’s Not Your Status to Share

If you have questions about whether or not you should disclose someone’s status, the answer is don’t do it.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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COVID-19 Has Thrown a Wrench in Location-Based HIV Testing

Agencies are increasing access to at-home testing, but it’s not enough to make up for the cutbacks to in-person testing services.

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Prevention Experts, Community, Sound Alarm on LA’s Meth Crisis

COVID-19 may be fueling an increase in meth use, not reducing it.

By Larry Buhl
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Looking for HIV Testing or Care? There's an Updated Locator for You

Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, HIV.gov launches a new tool to find key providers and services.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Stop Blaming PrEP for the Rise in STIs -- the Picture Is More Complex Than That Img

Stop Blaming PrEP for the Rise in STIs -- the Picture Is More Complex Than That

"PrEP must not be cast as the lone villain in the syphilis crisis, nor MSM engaging in chemsex cast as debauched vectors of transmission."

By Oli Stevens and T Charles Witzel for The Conversation
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Chemsex and PrEP Reliance Are Fuelling a Rise in Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Syphilis is back and spreading quickly. What makes the resurgence of syphilis somewhat different this time is that the vast majority of these new cases are being found among men who have sex with men.

By Simon Bishop for The Conversation
Ivo Mittelmeijer and Ejay de Wit speak with Mark S. King about the NoMoreC campaign at Sauna NZ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during AIDS 2018

A Gay Sauna Strives to Wipe Out Hepatitis C

The NoMoreC campaign is sponsored in part by Sauna NZ, a gay bathhouse in Amsterdam. So it seemed only appropriate for Mark S. King to head over to the sauna for a little quality time.

By Mark S. King
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Hepatitis C Exposure Is a Crime in Some States; Is This the New HIV Criminalization?

As the opioid crisis has spiked hepatitis C rates, are police departments now using laws written to criminalize HIV for another public health crisis?

By Sony Salzman
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Emerging Gonorrhea Antibiotic Resistance Could Lead to Incurable Strain, Experts Warn

"History shows us that bacteria will find a way to outlast the antibiotics we're using to treat it. We are running just one step ahead in order to preserve the remaining treatment option,” says Jonathan Mermin of CDC.

By Rod McCullom