Revenge Body

When his boyfriend of 20 years voted for Trump, Fired Up Athletics founder Eldon Hernandez didn’t just get upset. He got physical. BY SEAN GALUSZKA Humans are negatively affected by break ups.  It’s universal.  After all, hope and stability just “broke up” with America.  Now we face a slew of blind dates with insanity and…

The Ex Factor

Overcoming a break up. Utilizing your pain as an opportunity for growth. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Remember the exquisite pain of your first long-term relationship break up? Going through the ending of a significant relationship can be exponentially more difficult for LGBTQ people, having been rejected, demeaned and devalued by society-at-large and too often by our…

The Epidemic

HIV & Diabetes People infected with HIV may be more susceptible to developing diabetes. BY VICTOR MELAMED The prevalence of diabetes is higher among HIV-infected individuals living in the United States compared with the general adult US population, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. “Nationally representative estimates of…

The Epidemic

Pumping PrEP Coming soon: a tiny drug pump implanted underneath the skin to prevent HIV infections. BY VICTOR MELAMED As the world celebrates a brand new year and a bevy of medical breakthroughs in 2016, the international scientific community could be one step closer toward discovering a cure for HIV and AIDS—in part thanks to billionaire…

The Share

KeepComingBack By Paulo Murillo Jacqueline Habhab on being newly sober again, life as a transgender woman and what’s it like coming out (twice) to a Muslim family from Des Moines, Iowa. FACING FACTS Coming back and getting sober again is overwhelming. I now identify as transgender. Coming from a family that’s Muslim in Des Moines, Iowa,…

The Transaction

Transgender Empowerment Empowering transgender individuals to secure jobs and become financially stable. The Los Angeles LGBT Center, with support from Citi Community Development, has announced the expansion of its Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), which empowers transgender individuals to secure jobs and become financially stable. With Citi’s support, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will provide approximately…

Aging And HIV

In L.A., almost half of all adults living with HIV are least 50 years old. Those growing older with HIV represent an important group that requires attention, care, and advocacy. BY KESHAV TYAGI, MPH Mark is a typical gay male. At 51, he regularly exercises, works as a home health caregiver for seniors, and has…

Every Day Is WORLD AIDS DAY

Take charge, get educated, get tested and live fully in the knowledge that you have done everything you could to stop the spread of HIV — starting with you. BY PETER FITZGERALD Yesterday was World AIDS Day, and millions of well-meaning social media mavens hailed triumph over HIV and posted ‘sad’ emojis for its victims. I have…

The Profile

Revive Wellness Centers Behind the lab-coats of Revive’s medical providers. It’s important to know about the medical providers who take care of your appearance, health and wellness. The medical providers at Revive are happy to introduce themselves to you. Shonda Chase FNP Ms. Chase, a Family Nurse Practitioner, has been performing aesthetic medical treatments since…

The Epidemic

  Pricing PrEP New report examines annual PrEP costs through Covered California. BY VICTOR MELAMED APLA Health, in partnership with the Southern California HIV Policy Research Center, has released a new policy brief that will help consumers better understand the cost of accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through Covered California health plans. Open enrollment for Covered California,…

An Alternative To Prostate Pills

The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue BY LANCE PATRICK WALSH, MD, PH.D. Having to go all the time? You are not alone. Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a condition in which the…

Don’t Hurt Me

You don’t deserve to be the victim of violence. Your safety and wellbeing are not contingent on your perfection. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL You know that image you have in your head of the people who perpetrate domestic violence? It is wrong. They are not the rampaging monsters sitting at home in a torn athletic t-shirt…

The Epidemic

PrEP EDUCATION Many health care providers don’t even discuss PrEP with high-risk patients. BY VICTOR MELAMED Only four in ten gay and bisexual men without HIV are aware that pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) may significantly reduce their risk of contracting the virus, even those who had recently visited a doctor or been tested for a…

Life Skills

Foundations Los Angeles at Encino, The Canyon at Peace Park in Malibu and Michael’s House in Palm Springs.   Located just northwest of the bustling heart of Los Angeles, Foundations Los Angeles at Encino caters to the unique needs of our fast-paced community with its convenient and comprehensive outpatient center. The foundation of their program…