World AIDS Day

Written by Jay Matthew As the music started at the World AIDS Day event here in Fresno (held annually in Fresno’s Historic Tower Theater), people were already beginning to stream in. The event opened with two songs from Fresno’s Gay Men’s Chorus—both were really funny gayed-up versions of Christmas songs, the second of which was …

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Transgender Focus Group

My name is Michael Gerald and I am a Health Educator at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. We are currently in the process of becoming a clinic that can provide services for the transgender community. Before beginning this transition, however, we are arranging a Focus Group that will take place here at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte …

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Black AIDS Institute Report

(Los Angeles, CA) — The United States leads the global response to HIV/AIDS, but fails to mobilize the same commitment to address the large and growing epidemic within its own borders, finds a new report released today by the Black AIDS Institute. "Left Behind! Black America: A Neglected Priority in the Global AIDS Epidemic" praises …

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Syphilis Surge In New York

  Gay City News/02.27.08/03.03.08 Duncan Osborne The health department is reporting that syphilis cases in New York City shot up by 60 percent from 2006 to 2007, largely due to an increase in cases among men who have sex with men (MSM).  

Dangerous Bacteria Strain

A new, drug-resistant strain of the “flesh-eating” MRSA bacteria is spreading quickly among gay men in Boston and San Francisco and soon could pose a wider threat, according to an article in The New York Times. Read the story here … or you can listen to an audio report at the following link…NPR Audio