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Author, AIDS activist, and entrepreneur Sean Strub, left talked with Let s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) co-founder Tez Anderson when he was in San Francisco earlier this year to discuss his memoir, ’Body Counts.’

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 6
Three decades ago, Tez Anderson learned he was HIV-positive and watched countless friends, lovers, and associates be felled by AIDS. The traumas exacted a psychological toll as he aged.

Gay Men Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

By Christopher Weber | Apr 5
In the heart of close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so.

3 Gay Men Die Of Meningitis Infections

By Christopher Weber | Apr 5
In the heart of close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He’s concerned but not overly so.

This chart shows rates of DV in college people

More than 40% LGBT College Students Report Partner Violence

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 5
More than 40 percent of LGBTQ college students report that they have experienced intimate partner violence in their current relationships, a rate that generally aligns with the rate of violence among heterosexual couples.

3 Meningitis Deaths Reported in Los Angeles County

Apr 4
Los Angeles County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died - and all three had sex with other men.

8 Meningitis Diagnoses in Los Angeles County

Apr 2
Health officials say eight people in Los Angeles County have been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis so far this year.

Study: Mammogram Benefits Overestimated, Harms Underestimated

Apr 2
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at decades of studies on mammography and found the benefits are often overestimated and the harms underestimated.

DNA exists in the nucleus of a cell in compact structures called chromatin

Syndax Pharma Starts Phase III Trials for Breast Cancer Drug

By EDGE | Apr 2
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have begun clinical trial of Syndax’s entinostat in treatment of patients with advanced breast cancer.

American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington

Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

Beverly Brignoni died Feb. 20, 2014 from what the doctor told her family was a massive pulmonary embolism while getting a tummy tuck

Low-Cost Dominican Surgeries Spark Warnings By US

By Ben Fox and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez | Apr 1
The CDC issued an alert March 7 after health authorities in reported that at least 19 women in five states had developed serious mycobacterial wound infections over the previous 12 months following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic.