Health

HRC Releases Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign has released their 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index, the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to LGBTQ inclusion. ...

Ask the Doc: Getting Your Vaccine for Flu Season

As the new school year approaches, I know me and my family should probably get a flu shot, but I hate needles and I’ve heard people get sick after getting the shot. What are my alternatives and how much does it ...

HIV Vaccine Moves On to Late-Stage Testing

A possible HIV vaccine is going into late-stage testing administered by pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J), according to Bloomberg.The vaccine has performed “measurably better in animal stud...

HIV Eliminated in Living Animal for First Time

Researchers have successfully eliminated HIV from a living animal for the first time, paving one more step towards a cure, reported Gay Star News.The research team infected 29 mice with HIV then used modifi...

Practicing Safe KINK Play

For many in the LGBTQ community, sexual activity behind closed doors involves more than just the generic sexual intercourse practice. Like anal intercourse, these types of activities require a level of hygiene ...

Ask the Doc: Immunize Before You Travel

Chances are you’ve prepared a summer vacation trip to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta living. It’s what we all need every once in a while, but preparing for a trip overseas to a region wit...

The Importance of Getting a Physical

It’s the inevitable check-up that your doctor urges you to get at least once a year. Test after test reveals exactly what’s going on in your body as it should. But on occasion, patients steer away from making t...