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Our History/Our Dignity: Education and the Health of the LGBTQ Population

Our History/Our Dignity: Education and the Health of the LGBTQ Population

BY PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH & ROBERT M. HALKITIS | We rarely find intersecting paths in our careers. So after nearly a decade years of marriage, it was surprising and exciting to discover that the projects we were each enacting were so complementary — Perry, a book exploring the coming out experiences of […]

A ‘Graphic’ Approach to Advancing Dialogue About HIV

A ‘Graphic’ Approach to Advancing Dialogue About HIV

BY PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | When asked about why I teach my HIV prevention and health promotion course at the New York University London campus each January, I am quick to indicate that I want my students to experience the delivery of health care and examine public health programming under the National […]

Finding Context in Cruising: Millennials and Dating Apps

Finding Context in Cruising: Millennials and Dating Apps

BY GRANT ROTH | I have been on SCRUFF for a little over a year now. In this period, I have met not only guys to hook up with, but also good friends and confidants. The dating app was where I first learned about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP; a daily pill that has proven effective in […]

The MVP Snacks of Sunday Sports

The MVP Snacks of Sunday Sports

BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN (Director of Food and Nutrition Services, New York Foundling) | February 7’s Super Bowl is the football fan’s ultimate cause for celebration. This winner-take-all matchup between the Broncos and the Panthers caps a holiday season full of parties and events, whose food choices offer tons of temptation, and very little […]

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN | Popular appetizers around the holidays include pigs in a blanket, fried mozzarella sticks, fried zucchini, meatballs, and all manner of chips and dips. By the time you sit down for dinner, you already feel like a stuffed mushroom! Your guests may appreciate (and they can sure use) a few […]

PEP: HIV’s Rigorous But Effective ‘Morning After’ Plan

PEP: HIV’s Rigorous But Effective ‘Morning After’ Plan

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | In the past few years, we have experienced a revolution in the prevention of HIV. Gone are the days when approaches based on changing behavior were the only options. Biomedical technologies have provided us another set of tools in the arsenal to […]

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors

Vegetarian Grilling in the Great Indoors

BY CARLYE WAXMAN-HUSSERL RDN, CDN | Isn’t it about time vegetarians enjoy a BBQ without sacrificing an animal? Don’t wait for a sunny day to get your grill on! Below are fantastic “feel good” recipes that will make you FEEL like you’re enjoying a BBQ in the Hamptons…minus the ocean and minus the meat. There […]

Gay Men’s Health Care Needs a Shot of Prevention

Gay Men’s Health Care Needs a Shot of Prevention

BY RICHARD E. GREENE, MD & PERRY N. HALKITIS, PhD, MS, MPH | Over the past 30-plus years, conversations between primary health care providers and their gay patients have focused largely on HIV prevention or treatment, along with and other sexually transmitted infections. And while these are significant issues, they cannot be the only elements […]

Chelsea Clinic Protests Shift Focus to Mayor

Chelsea Clinic Protests Shift Focus to Mayor

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE| During a protest outside City Hall, some 30 members of ACT UP New York called on the de Blasio administration to replace the HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing services that were lost when the city closed its Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for a two-year-long renovation. “This city government cannot ignore […]

City Request for Health Services Bids Shows Shift to PrEP, TasP Funding

City Request for Health Services Bids Shows Shift to PrEP, TasP Funding

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | City contracts that were recently put out for bids add further evidence that government HIV prevention dollars are favoring biomedical interventions that prevent HIV infections, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and moving away from behavioral interventions that seek to alter sexual behavior. “Increasingly, biomedical HIV prevention approaches have emerged as yet […]

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