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LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

Key Findings on HIV from the 2014 CROI

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
HIV researchers from across the globe came together in Boston last week from March 3-6 for the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Here are some key findings.

California Senator Seeks Review of Paralysis Cases

By Kevin Freking | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

CDC Updates Term for ’Unprotected Sex’

By Chuck Colbert | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have agreed to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to mean "sex without condoms."

Young People Bear Brunt As CDC Releases New Rates of STDs

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their annual snapshot on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the findings do not bode well for young people, or GLBTs.

CDC Concerned About Resurgence of HIV Among Young MSM

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Nov 23, 2013
On November 21, leaders in the fields of HIV and young gay and bisexual men came together for the CDC’s webcast, "Combatting a Resurgence of HIV Among Young Men."

Colon Cancer Testing May Be Leveling Off in US

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests.

Remembering National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
September 27 marks National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and with MSM at the center of the U.S. epidemic, it has never been more important to get tested and treated for HIV.

Woman Featured in Stark CDC Anti-Smoking Ads Dies

By Mike Stobbe | Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Terrie Hall, a North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer.

Save Our Sons: GMHC Warns of Cuts to MSM Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 20, 2013
Cuts to federal funding are critically threatening HIV prevention and resource programs for young MSM of color.