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In just a few hours I have an appointment to meet with my primary care physician, I have to admit I’m a little scared about what her reaction will be. My doctor knows I work for the local ASO here in Shreveport, she knows about my sexual preference, the anxiety I’m feeling isn’t about coming […]

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Chip Eakins, Shreveport, 2015-09-23 15:20:28 Criminalization of HIV is a real threat to the public’s health. These laws only stigmatize and promote further discrimination against PLHIV. The only way we will realize an end to this pandemic is ending the stigma and ignorance surrounding the HIV virus. HIV thrives in the darkness of ignorance, it is […]

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On September 9, 2015 Louisiana cited a policy from 1986 to deny issuing a replacement ID to Alexandra Glover, born Dylan Glover. The motor vehicle policy from 1986 states "At no time will an applicant be photographed when it is obvious he/she is misrepresenting his/her gender and/or purposely alternating his/her appearance in an effort which would "misguide/misrepresent" [...]
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  • Verdict-Guilty:Trial By Community March 8, 2017
    First dates are always exciting, I enjoy getting to know a new person and have always found it a thrill. I recently asked a guy out to dinner, a really intelligent, accomplished guy, good looking and great smile! I live in a small city where in the LGBTQ community almost everybody knows everybody else or […]
  • I’ve Written A Letter To Daddy October 14, 2016
    Since “National Coming Out Day” I decided that writing out my thoughts and feelings might help me to heal the pain I still suffer by my father’s rejection so many years ago.  I wrote a letter to a boy I liked at school when I was in the 7th grade. I had a secret crush […]
  • PTSD & Depression in the LGBTQ Community September 9, 2016
    Until recently I would never have thought I could suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) I had thought that this was a disorder only suffered by members of our military. From the outside looking in most people would agree that I have had an easy life in almost every regard. And I have done my […]
  • PrEP Follow-up May 11, 2016
    I have now been through my first health check after taking Truvada for PrEP. I have completed 3 months on PrEP and all my blood work came back within the normal range. No STI’s and I’m still HIV negative, no adverse effects on my kidney or liver function.My PCP  was pleased with my test results […]
  • Jeremiah Johnson | Treatment Action Group April 21, 2016
    Source: Jeremiah Johnson | Treatment Action Group
  • NMAC Announces the National HIV PrEP Summit April 20, 2016
      NMAC Announces the National HIV PrEP Summit December 3-4, 2016, San Francisco, CA TARA BARNES-DARBY| APRIL 19, 2016NMAC is pleased to announce a new conference that will focus on the importance of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and biomedical HIV prevention interventions to curb the spread of HIV.  National HIV PrEP Summit (NHPS) December 3 – 4, […]
  • Louisiana HIV Agencies Respond to ‘Shocking’ AHF Lawsuit April 6, 2016
    Advocates say the latest AIDS Healthcare Foundation lawsuit is a real threat to people with HIV in Baton Rouge. Source: Louisiana HIV Agencies Respond to ‘Shocking’ AHF Lawsuit
  • Prevention Tool PrEP April 4, 2016
    Miles Jay Oliver, miles.oliver@shreveporttimes.com10:03 a.m. CDT April 4, 2016 (Photo: Douglas Collier, The Times) The next step in the fight to end the transmission of HIV has found its way to Shreveport. In 2012, the FDA approved a combination of two HIV medicines for daily use to help prevent individuals from getting HIV from a sexual partner who’s positive. The concept […]
  • PrEP Challenge March 18, 2016
    I am now at almost sixty days on Truvada for PrEP and have only changed one thing, I now take it in the evenings instead of the morning.  The drug hasn’t made me into a “Truvada whore” a term I hate by the way, it’s shaming and promotes stigma, so those of you out there […]
  • Being PrEPared February 16, 2016
    Since we last spoke I have been on Truvada for PrEP for 21 days! As many of you know it’s recommended that your take the 1 pill per day for 7 days in order to reach maximum protection levels in the bloodstream. So now I’m well past that point, in fact it’s time for me […]
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