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START Study Supports Early HIV Treatment

NATIONAL | By Liz Highleyman | Jun 7
Long-awaited results from the START study, released ahead of schedule, show that people with HIV who start treatment early have a significantly lower risk of illness and death than those who wait.

Gilead Announces PrEP Research Funding Opportunities

AIDS | By John McDonald | Jun 7
Gilead Sciences is accepting bids for research into pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Winning bids will be funded, Gilead said, through its corporate grants program.

Getting Better

HEALTH | By Jacob Glass | May 31
Bullying can't be addressed without focusing on the real problem: The idea that our happiness is based on externals and in accomplishments meant to give us a sense of worthiness.

New Study Shows That Coming Out as Gay Raises Stress Level

FAMILY | By EDGE | Apr 21
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.

The Do's and Don'ts for Avoiding Self-Harm

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 23
Many people are in a relationship with a significant other who is grappling with some form of self-destructive behavior. Here's how to help them.

Hepatitis C A Focus at CROI

HEALTH | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 14
New interferon-free treatment can cure nearly 100 percent of HIV-positive people coinfected with hepatitis C virus. But another study showed that delaying treatment results in a higher risk of liver-related complications and death even after being cured.

SF Unable to Reverse STD Rate Increases

HEALTH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 22
Despite efforts by local health officials to reverse the trend, San Francisco saw cases of sexually transmitted diseases rise for a ninth consecutive year in 2014.

Evidence Shows Yoga Is Beneficial Therapy for Cardiovascular Health

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study posted in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that yoga is just as good as cardio in reducing risk factors.

Kaiser PrEP Users See No New HIV Infections

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Dec 11
No new HIV infections have occurred among more than 500 Kaiser Permanente members using pre-exposure prophylaxis -- better known as PrEP -- but condom use appears to be declining among a subset of gay men.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign.

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