iStayHealthy app for people with HIV
iStayHealthy is a free app available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazon for people living with HIV/AIDS. The app was created by Peter Schmidt and is supported by POZ. For more info check out Poz Magazine
NURSE REVEALS TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DYING →
With New Years around the corner, thought this blog post might help in making your New Year’s resolutions.
pananaghoy: GUYS! I need your help. One of our partner groups, The No Day But Today Project, who keeps anyone in the Philippines from facing an HIV diagnosis alone. No one should ever have to be alone when going to get an HIV test, and the purpose of this page is to connect scared Filipinos and Filipinas with love and support through the testing and evaluation stages. What to do: Watch the...
Art of Transliness: Transgender Information... →
autumn-and-eve: I found this on an old trans blog I used to contribute to. These are all really awesome little pamphlet-type packets (PDF versions of), with the least amount of problematic language I’ve ever seen. An Advocay Guide for Trans People and Loved Ones Real Life…
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project:... →
11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference May 31st-June 2nd 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Philadelphia, PA) a program of the Mazzoni Center General Call for Workshop Proposals The 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC) will be held May 31st-June 2nd…
Sunday Funday at The New Amsterdam Market
Come spend your Sunday at New Amsterdam Market. Sunday the 18th is the last day of the market until next spring. Come enjoy local and artisan goods, gifts, and goodies. It’s a blast I swear, and Healthy Homo approved.Hope to see you there. New Amsterdam Market is held from 11am to 4pm on Sundays, at the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan which is located on South Street...
Letters from Men Who Go to Strip Clubs →
thecsph: Letters from Men Who Go To Strip Clubs is an online project that launched on October 26, 2011. It was created by journalist and blogger Susannah Breslin, and consists of anonymous letters submitted by men who share their stories and experiences with visiting strip clubs. This is a really interesting project because it provides another perspective from individuals involved in sex work -...
Unfortunately, this [appearance] is one of the hallmarks of gay culture. The...– Eating Disorders In Gay Men - The Current Issues
[ Wellness Wednesday] Broke Yoga Resources for...
Image via Yoga dudes The other day, my friend invited me to yoga at Yoga Vida on University. They have this deal where if you’re a first time student, you get one week of unlimited classes for $10, and after that, if you’re a student, all classes are only $5. I took a break from reality to ponder what it would be like to live in a world where yoga was either free or way cheap and where I could...
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural... →
The Joint Commission releases “Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community”
Med Schools Fall Short On LGBT Education →
How well are medical schools preparing the next generation of doctors to care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients? Not too well, it seems. In a survey of medical school deans in the U.S. and Canada, a group of researchers found that the median number of teaching hours dedicated to LGBT content during an a four-year medical education was just five hours. While the researchers...
The CSPH: Participants Needed! An Anonymous Online... →
thecsph: Sex Educator Jamye Waxman, M.Ed and History and Women’s Studies Professor Hugo Schwyzer, PhD are conducting a short, anonymous survey on online pornography and its impact on women’s masturbation habits. The survey will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, and will be the initial part of…
America stands by its policy even as 12 other developed countries now allow...– - LA Times
Canada Follows Great Britain in Lifting Ban on... →
“…countries such as Australia, Japan, Hungary and Sweden have adopted deferral periods on donations from men who have sex with men. Deferral periods vary, with the U.K. deciding on an 12-month deferral period. Other countries use five-year and 10-year deferrals, Bédard said.”
Radical Sex Education Training For Trainers Guide;... →
radicalsexeducation: This is a workshop I developed around Radical Consent and Challenging Rape Culture. Please do check out the work of the collectives that I utilized as resources!
Over 90% of people with HIV were infected through sexual contact.– Get The Facts - World AIDS Day
[Wellness Wednesdays] Tuscan White Bean and Kale...
So the only thing we at Healthy Homos love more than our friend Jen over at Enjoy XO, is our friend Jen’s AWESOME cooking and the way she talks about cooking. She’s like way into and way into posting some mad rad recipes. AND if any of you know me, you know that I love kale. Particularly dinosaur kale. It has such a beautiful texture and deep colored action going on I can’t help...
Study Shows Coming Out Makes The World A Better...
Possibly. Some researchers at UC Davis looked at how coming out to family and friends affected their heterosexual attitudes. In general it seems that coming out helps to create positive attitudes towards homosexuality which basically makes the world a better place. Basically. Anyways, to commemorate National Coming Out Day, I thought it would be fitting to post some research on coming out and...
HIV May Reproduce in Cells Other Than CD4s, Which... →
For the first time, researchers have shown that HIV can actively reproduce in a cell type other than CD4 cells, according to a new paper published October 6 by the online journal PLoS Pathogens. These findings, the authors explain, may help explain why antiretroviral therapy may not offer complete protection against HIV-associated neurological problems. According to the paper authored by...
Making Informed Decisions About Testosterone
It’s pretty important to do your research beforehand and to understand what you’re getting yourself into. It always surprises me and scares me when people blindly sign themselves up for procedures that could not only change their lives but the ways their bodies function all together. Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide is a pretty comprehensive resource for anyone thinking about making...
New Treatment for HIV Cytolin is a new kind of HIV medication in early development that has an interesting history and a promising future. It is not an antiviral, so it doesn’t have to be taken all the time maybe just once a month. It is an immune based therapy. If you just want to know why that is important, it is because it works by tweaking the immune system not by attacking the...
'Trans'-cending stereotypes: Tackling transgender... →
Tips for employers You can’t ignore transgender issues. And in New Jersey, you can’t ignore discriminatory behavior and harassment against transgender employees. That would be illegal under the NJLAD, and could result in costly litigation. To minimize the possibility of discrimination against transgender employees in your workplace, follow these tips: Train managers and employees to be...
Patient Voices: AIDS and H.I.V →
(Image from Chelsea Now) Kali Lindsey “Denial Gives Way To Action” gives a touching argument for loving ourselves as an alternative way for HIV prevention. What is it like to live with AIDS today? Have improved treatments changed the outlook of someone with H.I.V.? Does the stigma associated with AIDS still exist? Eight men and women speak about their experiences. (Join the...
Swedish HIV Prevention Campaign
Stop Aids is an example of one of the longest running and most carefully evaluated social marketing programs for AIDS prevention in the world. Its initial audience was gay men, but as the epidemic began to expand it reached out to a truly national audience. Its most important difference was to constantly measure not only condom use, but changing attitudes toward the epidemic....
MTV’s Staying Alive Campaign launches new VoxPop featuring APICHA! Here’s a shout out to our friends APICHA in New York. They offer a range of awesome services (comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health and supportive services) for LGBT and API (asian and pacific islander) communities and individuals living with HIV. Check them out at http://www.apicha.org/
Cochrane Review\\ Behavioral Interventions To...
Interventions to reduce unprotected sex include individual counseling, social and behavioral support (such as peer education, assertiveness and relationship support, discussing attitudes and beliefs, videos). Small group and community interventions include group counseling or workshops, interventions in community areas, training community leaders, and community-building empowerment...
5 Bodily Fluids (2011) Public Service Announcement
Early Intervention in HIV Treatment Dr. Rachel Baden, Harvard Associate Professor describes the role of early intervention and early ARV treatment for HIV infection and its importance as a public health initiative to reduce new infections and prevent transmission of the virus as prevention. Presented to the public at the Search For A Cure sponsored teach-in March 26, 2010 at the Fenway...
Gay Male Adolescents and Emerging Adults’... →
Abstract Health disparities among gay men (HIV, substance use, depression) have been described as a mutually occurring “syndemic” that is socially produced through two overarching dynamics: marginalization and migration. Although the syndemic theory proposes a developmental trajectory, it has been largely based on epidemiological studies of adult gay...
Planned Parenthood's LGBT Health & Wellness... →
Provides outreach, education and information to LGBT people, their health care providers and the community at-large about the importance of inclusive, welcoming and respectful care for LGBT people.
No Shelter: NYC Failed LGBT Youth During Hurricane... →