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Syphilis is back – Get Tested Winnipeg

July, 2014

If you’re a man having sex with other men, you should be aware of the rapidly increasing syphilis outbreak that Winnipeg is experiencing right now. Syphilis is the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) you’re most likely to find in history books. For hundreds of years, syphilis affected kings, poets and everyone in between. The long-term consequences of […]

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Winnipeg strives to avoid a syphilis outbreak

November, 2013

WINNIPEG ORGANIZATIONS PROTECT GLBTQ* MEN FROM SYPHILIS The number of Winnipeggers getting syphilis has increased and, by a substantial majority, the affected population is men having sex with men. Between 2003 and 2007, there was an outbreak of syphilis among men having sex with men and another among women and men having sex with each other. Currently, healthcare workers, organizers, activists and the media are working together to stop the spread of syphilis and avoid another outbreak.

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Sports & Lifestyle

Doctoring assumptions


March, 2014

DOCTORS AND THE GLBTQ* COMMUNITY The word “universal” in Canada’s health care plan rings hollow when we hear horror stories about GLBTQ* people who have bad experiences with doctors. Some GLBTQ* people receive inadequate medical care or are turned away because of doctors’ ignorance and assumptions — something Jeremy Barbosa knows all too well.

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National

November, 2010

Movin’ On Up - Bigotry evicted Sin in the Classroom - Saved by the bell A Head for Numbers - A heart for justice It’s In You To Give - Unless you’re MSM

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Syphilis is back—Get tested Winnipeg

May, 2014

If you’re a man having sex with other men, you should be aware of the rapidly increasing syphilis outbreak that Winnipeg is experiencing right now. Syphilis is the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) you’re most likely to find in history books. For hundreds of years, syphilis affected kings, poets and everyone in between. The long-term consequences of […]

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Love and Sex

In the time of pre-exposure prophylaxis

December, 2014

Pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is touted by many as a revolutionary new strategy for HIV prevention. In the face of rising rates of HIV among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, PrEP might have the potential to confront the number of new infections annually. After decades of believing that condoms are […]

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Editorial

A MATTER OF HEALTH

November, 2013

EDITORIAL: WHY HEALTH MATTERS A host of mental and physical threats face the GLBTQ* population; but how do we separate the myths and prejudice from reality? With World AIDS Day coming up on Dec. 1 and the holidays just around the corner, it’s not surprising that our minds are turning to our health. We all know that calls to suicide prevention lines and reports of stress and depression increase during the festive months. The problem is even bigger for closeted members of the GLBTQ* community, and especially for our youth, among whom suicide is substantially higher than in the general population.

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Opinions & Features

Information is bliss

October, 2010

Need help getting it on? Difficult to find info on new GLBT website

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