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HIV Criminalization in America

HIV Criminalization in America

Robert Suttle was planning to join the military 12 years ago when routine medical tests, revealed he was HIV positive. It was 2003 and he was 24  years old. He says he was overwhelmed by the brutal news. "It was a dark time in my life."  Fast forward to 2008, managing his condition for five years. Robert's life ...

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Nat’l Transgender HIV Testing Day

Nat’l Transgender HIV Testing Day

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) is observed on April 18, 2017. HIV testing and HIV prevention among transgender individuals is critical. Trans women (people who were assigned ‘male’ at birth and have a female gender identity and/or feminine gender expression) are at high risk of having HIV and of ...

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Think Before You Ink

Think Before You Ink

Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. A permanent tattoo is meant to last forever. Permanent makeup is a type of tattoo. There are many tattooed Americans. Surveys estimate that about one in five Americans now has at least one. The health risks of piercings and tattoos include: ...

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45% of U.S. Men Infected

45% of U.S. Men Infected

Many American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike women, men are more likely to stay infected throughout their lives, a new study finds. About 45 percent of U.S. men are infected with the sexually transmitted disease, as are 45 percent of women. Among women, the ...

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5 Cold Remedies That Work

5 Cold Remedies That Work

We all know there is no cure for the common cold but there are some remedies that can help a lot! Cold remedies are almost as varied as the people who share them. While nothing can cure a cold, there are many remedies that can help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so bad. Here are 5 common cold ...

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