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transgender youth

Studies: Trans Youth Need Sexual Knowledge and Gender-Affirming Care

Research concluded that support from family and health care providers can help reduce mental health challenges, suicide risk, and rates of HIV among trans and nonbinary youth.

By Larry Buhl
talking in bed

How Couples Can Give Their Sex Life an Annual Review

Keep your relationship healthy by evaluating what you’re not talking about and how you can make your sex life even better.

By Gigi Engle
Angela Motsusi

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
balloon nozzle

Rear Perfection: How to Care for Your Bum After Anal Intercourse

Preparation before bottoming is key, but your booty hole will thank you for taking good care of it afterward, too.

By Bobby Box
troubled young man

Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

“More data are needed to understand how methamphetamine may serve as a barrier to PrEP initiation, adherence, and long-term retention in care.”

By Larry Buhl
VOCAL-NY advocates

New York Advocates Say Cuomo Is Allowing a Drug Use Disaster to Happen During COVID

Echoing nationwide reports, they cite more overdose deaths and dirty-needle use—and say that the governor could reverse much of the crisis with a stroke of the pen.

By Tim Murphy
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Anti-Stigma “I Can Give U” Campaign Takes Social Media by Storm

This DIY PSA campaign has spread internationally, telling the world about the wonderful things people with HIV can give, while successful treatment allows them to not give HIV.

By Charles Sanchez
online sex

As the World Re-Opens, Sex Workers Must Decide for Themselves When It’s Safe to Return to Work

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, sex workers have found their options narrowing.

By Bobby Box
sick and depressed

Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy