Health

Ask the Doc: “PrEP”-ing for Pride

As hundreds of thousands ascend on Atlanta for Pride 2019, those planning in being sexually active should prepare and plan accordingly. We caught up with Absolute Care’s Terry Hackworth on how visitors and loca...

Ask the Doc: Back to School Germaphobe

There’s always that one parent taking extra care to make sure their child never gets sick. But the reality is, germs are and will forever be a pest for any parent and their growing child. Studies show that kids...

New Study Debunks “Gay Gene” Myth

Scientists have debunked the myth that originated in the early 90s that there is a single “gay gene” in a study into the biological and genetic basis of sexual behavior.The myth was originally introduced in...

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...