Biden administration asks state, local officials to boost monkeypox vaccine outreach
The federal government is working closely with local and state health departments to provide information and vaccines at large-scale events the LGBTQ community is expected to attend.
Meth addiction remains an LGBTQ issue, especially among gay and bisexual men
Side effects include decreased hunger, insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.
Philadelphia announces targeted vaccine response to monkeypox
By Jason Villemez PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that five local health clinics have been allocated doses of monkeypox vaccine for distribution to individuals at high risk for exposure. The clinics are Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Presbyterian Hospital, Drexel Partnership, and Penn Medicine. Each clinic is reaching out to specific patients for vaccination. […]
Philly healthcare facilities rank high in national equality index
In total, 17 Philadelphia health organizations and hospitals were ranked in the index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign.
Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300k in grants for HIV prevention, support
“In 2022 HIV disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx QTBIPOC communities," one advocate said, thanking the group for its largess.
On the job in D.C., ‘You have to do the work’: Pa.’s Rachel Levine says
It 'is my honor and privilege to work in the Biden administration, to work with our secretary, and to support our community in every way I can,' Levine said.
Despite blood shortage, gay and bisexual men in Philadelphia still face donation restrictions. Why?
'It perpetrates stigma by branding one group of people ... as vectors of disease,' Sultan Shakir of the Mazzoni Center said.
Philly’s Mazzoni Center hires new president and CEO
Sultan Shakir is currently executive director of SMYAL, an LGBTQ youth services organization in Washington, D.C.
The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion
Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.
‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus
'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said
Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV
'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure
Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation
The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities.