“You don’t mind helping Mom, do you? The rest of us are so busy with kids and in-laws… ”This classic pattern of the unmarried son or daughter looking after a widowed or ailing parent probably falls unfairly on LGBT adults. While you’re getting used to that idea, let me offer some doctor’s-eye tips to help with some of your parents’ healthcare issues.
Category: Health & Wellness
After 20-plus years of seeing the legal problems my LGBT patients have, the question “Do you have a family lawyer?” generally finds its way into my first visit with them.
I have much news to share. Good news. For starters, there is a promising new microbicidal gel being studied in South African women.
At a recent AIDS Foundation Houston all-staff meeting, we heard a presentation on human trafficking that left me feeling stunned and horrified….
In the very early days of the HIV epidemic, oral sex was thought of, and even marketed, as safe sex.
Camp Hope is AIDS Foundation Houston’s weeklong summer camp program for HIV-infected children 7 to 15 years old, convened each July for the past 14 years. Camp Hope provides 150 campers with opportunities to have fun, learn new skills, build friendships, and “just be kids” in a medically and psycho-socially supportive environment.
June is all about the gay. What you may not know is that June is also an important month with regard to HIV. This June 27 is the 15th annual National HIV Testing Day.
There is no applause for the new clap. While the exact time of gonorrhea’s arrival on the world stage is unknown, we do know the disease has been around for a long time. A review of the Acts of the Parliament show the English enacted a law to reduce the spread of the “infirmity of burning” in 1161. Other historical records from the middle ages suggest sailors with gonorrhea were treated with mercury injections into the urinary meatus (that’s the hole in the end of the penis—yikes!).
Since 1987 when AZT received FDA approval as the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, more than 20 highly active antiretroviral medications have come onto the market. This is a significant accomplishment, because the number and variety of HIV drugs provides doctors and patients with treatment options and more effective therapies. That means people infected with HIV can live longer and healthier lives.