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Being Proactive: Staying HIV Negative with PrEP/Truvada

by C.L. Frederick I can’t change the reality that I made a reckless decision and ended up HIV positive. My experience is something that I will never be able to take back and I fully realize that it was my responsibility as a gay man to practice safe sex. I do catch myself from time…


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This Is Not a Love Story

How a Missed Romance Led Me to Becoming HIV Positive By C.L. Frederick I was over love. I wanted no part in trying to find it. Dating had become so convoluted and meaningless. I found myself in successive relationships that were empty. They ended up more about being an extension of a social group rather…


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San Francisco Official Says He Takes Truvada to Prevent H.I.V., and More Gay Men Should, Too By: Josh Barro

Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, made an unusual public announcement on Wednesday: He takes Truvada, a daily antiviral pill, to greatly reduce his risk of contracting H.I.V. Taking the pills is a practice known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and some researchers believe it may reduce the risk of…


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Teenage Same-Sex Couple Schools Zachary Quinto On Complacency And HIV

Zachary Quinto just criticized gay men for being complacent and lazy. And no one is more ticked off about it than a young couple from Shreveport, Louisiana. Chanse Josh Pic 2Josh and Chanse, both 19 years old (right), have a lot to say about being gay teenagers in the conservative south. Queerty contributor Mark S….


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Does The Gay Community Stigmatize Interracial Gay Couples?

Is racism louder than homophobia, even in the gay community? I happen to know a lot of gay interracial couples who have expressed concern about discrimination. A common concern most of them shared didn’t have anything to do with being gay, but more to do with the color of their skin. According to a 2010…


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Resting Bitch Face – A New Gay Epidemic?

Have YOU given up showing outward expression in your face and choosing to laugh and smile on the inside? There has been a syndrome going around the gay community within the last couple years. It’s taking over the bars, clubs, gyms, offices and street corners from West Hollywood to the West Village – the Resting…


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Former Fat Kid Syndrome in the Gay Community

Is It Hard For Gay Men To Get Over Body Image Issues? We all have our obsessions. Some of us obsess over objects, others for food, boyfriends, even with themselves. What many of us fail to realize is that much of our obsessions are tied to a need to please not only our present state…


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Men of Color Explain Why They Take PrEP

BY DANIEL REYNOLDS Earlier this month, the Advocate profiled gay and bisexual men for their reasons for taking PrEP, a daily pill that can reduce HIV transmission by up to 99 percent if taken daily as prescribed. While many readers expressed gratitude for giving a spotlight to PrEP, many also pointed out the lack of…


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Street Interviews – Vol. I “Let’s Talk About Sex”

by Troy Mills Impulse Group volunteer Troy Mills hits the streets of West Hollywood to ask members of the community some of those “hard” questions. Talking about sex is an important part of a healthy sexual lifestyle, because removing the fear of candid sexual conversation is a conduit to asking the important questions about status,…


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FASHION EASTAH

IMPULSE and PAR-La joined together for cocktails and shopping in support of safe-sex education. On Thursday, April 19th, owner & designer Patrick DiLascia opened the doors of his PAR-La boutique to IMPULSE members for complimentary bar, delicious eats, and discounts, just in time to for members to update their Spring wardrobe! Members who came early…


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