Getting Tested in Fort Worth

here’s no denying COVID-19 is the health crisis in everyone’s minds right now, but that doesn’t mean other health-related issues have been put on hold. 

HIV is a key example. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk of contracting HIV and dealing with the resulting health effects. We’ve written before about the importance of HIV testing in Fort Worth, but COVID-19 may have upended many of the normal testing procedures. 

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Take Pride In Getting Tested!

Take pride in getting tested

June is a special month for the LGBTQ community. Known as Pride Month, celebrations take place across the world to celebrate the community as well as its contributions to the world. However, another important day in June that doesn’t get as much attention is National HIV Testing Day, on June 27th. 

While HIV can impact anyone, it’s a disease that has special meaning for the LGBTQ community. So, while many people are preparing their celebrations for June, it’s also important to remember National HIV Testing Day.

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Why Catching HIV Early is Vital

Why Catching HIV Early is Vital

May 18th marks HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, and across the world, this is generally used as a time to thank healthcare workers, community members, and activists alike for their work to try and find an HIV vaccine. 

At the same time, it serves as a great opportunity to promote the importance of preventative HIV research. Contrary to popular belief, HIV does not “ruin” one’s life. It is a significant change, yes, but even without a vaccine, there are a lot of treatments available to help give those with HIV a chance at a normal life. However, the sooner you use them, the more success it’s likely to have. Here’s a look at the most common treatments, and what you need to know about them. 

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Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 18th officially marks Transgender HIV Testing Day, an important day for the roughly 1.6 million members of the transgender community in the U.S., and the millions more globally. HIV is particularly important for the transgender community, both due to issues the community has with contraction as well as treatment. This article will bring up some of these facts and some of the resources available for trans people that need testing.

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Love Is For Everyone

Love is for everyone

Not only is there a sizable population of LGBTQ people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but it is also known as one of the most prominent American cities in terms of LGBTQ support and resources. It is also home to some of the most recognizable nightlife spots around. Let’s take a closer look at the history of the LGBTQ community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as some of the critical resources that are available.

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What is PrEP? 2020 Update

What is PrEP? 2020 Update

Acting against HIV and AIDS has taken a variety of different forms, from advocacy to promoting safe sex habits, to innovation in the medical world. That last category will be our focus. There may be a chance that you have heard of PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis), a drug that supposedly rapidly minimizes the risk of HIV infections, even in potentially high-risk situations. Here’s a closer look at the supposed miracle drug and its possible applications.  

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Naughty Or Nice

Naughty or Nice

The holiday season is an exciting and enjoyable time for most people, the chance to reconnect with loved ones, and disengage from the stresses of the outside world for a bit. However, there is another side of the holidays that is far less known: indeed, the holiday season the time of year where interest in sex rises the most, based on search terms around this time. 

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What Are You Bringing Home For the Holidays?

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a very family-oriented holiday, coming second only to Christmas. This is proven by the fact that over 50 million Americans decide to travel somewhere else to spend the holidays with family or friends.

A large portion of these Americans happen to be young adults, with approximately 23 percent of all young adults deciding to travel back home for the holidays. This is over twice the number of people in their 40s that decide to go visit family or friends for Thanksgiving.

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Fort Worth Support for HIV & AIDS

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The state of Texas is no stranger to the threat of HIV and AIDS. In fact, there are over 86,000 people living in the state of Texas that are currently suffering from HIV or AIDS, with the likelihood that thousands more are wandering around with the disease who do not even know it yet.

7 percent of these cases occur in the city of Fort Worth alone. Luckily, for anyone living in the Fort Worth area that does suffer from HIV or Aids, there are a variety of resources that are readily available to make living with these diseases more manageable.

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Hookup Without Messing Your Life Up

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It seems like everywhere you look nowadays there is some reference to your casual sex or what is commonly known as hookup culture. Some people view it as just the latest trend in sex, while others see it as a direct attack on the healthy sexual relations of Americans, especially teenagers and people in their early 20s. But what exactly is hookup culture and how does it affect the average American? These are things that this article plans to explore as it dives into what hookup culture is and what it can lead to.

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