Lesbian Health

Lesbian Health Needs You!

The Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF has accomplished some extraordinary goals this year to advance the health of our community:

Hosted a symposium and book party to celebrate the publication of the first textbook for clinicians (and patients!) on Lesbian Health:  Lesbian Health 101:  A Clinician’s Guide, edited by LHRC Founding Directors Suzanne L. […]

HIV Testing May Soon Be A Standard Healthcare Test

Many medical experts say that there are not many better ways to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections than to make STD testing and HIV testing more easily available.  Consequently, several groups are calling on state officials to make the process easier to access for everyone.
American Academy of HIV Medicine members, for example, recently called on Pennsylvania […]

Latino AIDS Awareness Day

[ October 15, 2010; ] Oct. 15th National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

Find NLAAD resources at http://www.nlaad.org/, including posters, graphics, PSAs and themed materials.
Press Conference & Town Hall
Wednesday, October 13 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LGBT Center: Ceremonial Room

1800 Market St., SF CA
Join AGUILAS and Partners
Regarding the lack […]

HIV Testing Now Available Sooner

In an effort to reduce the number of individuals who are unaware that they are infected with HIV, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a new HIV testing method that is capable of detecting infections days earlier than previous tests.
Instead of looking for the antibodies produced by HIV, these new […]

Sharing Sex Toys

Sharing Sex Toys
The general rule is simply don’t.  There is a risk of transmitting STD’s.  And while a little soap and water will go along way, we just don’t know how effective that is against Hep C.  So don’t!
If you are going to share, throw a condom on it.  Plus, it makes clean […]

Interrupted Journeys

Lessons from The Lazarus Generation
A strange silence has fallen upon us. Twenty-five years ago, AIDS emerged full-blown in the gay communities of America, especially the urban enclaves of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, and devastated an entire generation of gay men. Survivors of ground […]

28th Annual Conference of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

[ September 22, 2010 to September 25, 2010. ] GLMA’s Annual Conference is the world’s largest scientific meeting focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health. The conference is remarkable for its size, scope, and diversity of programming.
Topics presented at the GLMA Annual Conference include:

clinical health updates/primary care issues;
education and training;
health policy and public health programs;
emerging issues;
health […]

Gay Sexual Wellness Study

We invite you to take part in a survey of the urologic health of men who have sex with men (MSM). This study is being conducted by researchers from the Department of Urology at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) and led by Drs. Benjamin Breyer, Alan Shindel, and […]

TransCon: Medical Symposium

The mission of the TransCon: Medical Symposium is to create a catalyst of change by demystifying the transgender experience through educational workshops and assemblies.
The goal of which, is to build direction for the inclusion of transgender individuals by empowering medical professionals in their fields with the information needed to extend […]