UIC needle exchange and HIV testing site on west side offers expanded medical services

CHICAGO — Clinical services to prevent and treat wounds, abscesses and infections caused as a result of injection drug use are now being offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Community Outreach Intervention Project’s, or COIP, west side field office. Services will be provided by physicians, nurses and students from UIC’s Urban Global Medicine…

How body ideals shape the health of gay men

Phillip Joy, Dalhousie University and Matthew Numer, Dalhousie University Gay men currently receive little research attention when it comes to health issues such as eating disorders and other body image concerns. Yet expectations are high for gay men, as the western ideal masculine body is muscular and fat free. Evidence also indicates that there are…

Wisc. Gov. Tony Evers signs order to prevent transgender discrimination for state employees

MADISON — Tony Evers, newly sworn in as Wisconsin’s governor, signed an order banning anti-transgender discrimination in state employment on Monday. Evers announced signing the order on his Facebook page. “Each person in Wisconsin deserves to be treated with dignity and respect,” he said in a post. “This fosters sound government, society, and business, and…

Air Force approves use of PrEP

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has approved the use of PrEP for pilots and aircrew, overriding an older policy that prohibited its use, Military.com reported last week. From Military.com: The service in September officially approved the use of the pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment (PrEP) medication, commonly known as Truvada, which helps reduce the risk of…