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New HIV Prevention Recommendations Combine Biomedical and Behavioral Approaches

New guidelines for preventing HIV have just been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They integrate both cutting-edge biomedical advances and evidence-based behavioral interventions for the care of…

You Can Play!

You Can Play!

OK, kids, it’s almost summertime. Days are sunny and warm so, for most of you, there are no excuses to be inside or on the couch in­stead of up, out…

Lyon-Martin Health Services Unveils New Plan for Long Term Sustainability and Growth

This week, the Board and Staff of Lyon-Martin Health Services announced they are exploring a potential merger with HealthRIGHT 360—a family of health centers and behavioral health programs serving communities…

When a Woman Has a Prostate

When a Woman Has a Prostate

I feel a lot of prostates; it’s part of my job. And yes, a fair number of my patients are women with prostates and men with vaginas. In fact, the…

The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF

The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF

Many of you probably know, or can relate to, someone like Vivian. At aged 74, she is a lesbian who recently went to her regular doctor for a medical check-up.…

What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

What’s in the “I” of LGBTQI?

In the spirit of inclusion, our rainbow alphabet acronym is LGBTQI, and mostly we are clear what these letters mean.  After reading my first article in the Bay Times, David…

Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

Sochi Olympics: Going for Human Rights Gold

The 2014 Winter Olympics, set for February 7-23 in the Russian city of Sochi, are about to begin this weekend. The XXII Games will go on, despite appeals for boycott…

Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care

Queer Lifespace Provides Mental Health  and Substance Abuse Care

Have you heard of Queer Lifespace? Have you seen their beautiful new office, full of calming energy, on 2275 Market Street (right next door to Books Inc)? They have been…

Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

Alternative Health for Alternative Folks

In the Bay Area, alternative approaches to health and healing are hardly radical. Even nationwide, nearly 40 percent of the population accesses non-traditional healthcare. There is an array of potentially…

How’s Your Anus?

How’s Your Anus?

By Dr. Naomi Jay, RN, NP, PhD It’s been a wonderful month for anal health! Researchers and patient advocates had a busy pre-Thanksgiving week. You might have noticed the article…

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