The LGBT Health & Development Program

Donny Danger explains why you should have the confidence to ask your doctor for an STI test

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30th July

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Take our quiz to find out how much you know about HIV!

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26th July

How much do you know about HIV? Do you know how it is and is not transmitted? Is there a vaccine that can prevent you from becoming infected? How soon does an HIV test detect the infection? Find out how much you know by taking the HIV/AIDS knowledge quiz. When you are done, click the Facebook button below to share the quiz with your friends, so they can get the facts.

White house announces National AIDS Strategy

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22nd July

President Obama has announced the release of the first ever National AIDS Strategy.

You can download the strategy and implementation plan here:

One of the biggest changes with the new strategy is the focus on communities at greatest risk for HIV infection, including young gay and bisexual men. IMPACT looks forward to working with the government to develop new approaches to reaching and engaging this group in HIV prevention and care.

Internalized homophobia and internalizing mental health problems: a meta-analytic review.

17th July

Research on internalized homophobia (IH) has linked it to both mental and physical health outcomes.

Safer Sex For Bisexuals and Their Partners

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11th July

The Fenway Health Center in Boston has an excellent resource page on bisexual health. This includes a PDF of a flyer with information about safer sex for bisexuals and their partners.  It includes facts about bisexuality, information about a variety of safer sex tools (like condoms), and describes some of the risks of different kinds of sexual behavior.

Download  | Safer Sex Guide for Bisexuals and their Partners |

UIC earns top score for LGBTQ policies

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2nd July

University of Illiniois at Chicago was among only a handful of institutions of higher education in Illinois to receive an “A” for policies regarding LGBTQ individuals. The annual assessment, Visibility Matters 2010, was conducted by the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

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