Today is the fifth annual National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, know your status!
Here’s a message from the Centers for Disease Control:
On National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we honor the remarkable history of gay men’s leadership in the fight against the HIV epidemic. Three decades ago, extraordinary community and public health prevention efforts led to dramatic declines in new HIV infections among men who have sex with men. Yet infection rates are now increasing among young gay and bisexual men, particularly men of color. We must not allow another generation to be devastated by this disease. Together we can, and must, revitalize the passion and dedication that helped turn back the HIV epidemic among gay men during its darkest days.
Remember when your mom taught you the phrase “Better safe than sorry!” Well this is what she was talking about. Alright, maybe not *precisely* what she was talking about, but it’s definitely the mantra to live by regarding STDs.
N2MEN.org is the go-to site for guys in and around the Silicon Valley area to find information on the nearest places to get tested, how to have healthy safe sex, or find a support group.
Learn more about N2MEN.org after the jump..
Just as their logo says, The Health Trust’s goal is to make Silicon Valley the healthiest region in America. They offer tons of health programs including Meals on Wheels, AIDS services, Children’s Dental Services, Community Health Promotions, Family Health Insurance, and Administrative Support Services. All to keep Silicon Valley’s residents as healthy as possible, no matter your background, race, income, ethnicity or age.
I came across the booth for The Health Trust at San Jose Pride on Sunday, and it was easily one of my favorites. They were giving out free fruit as apart of their Campaign for Healthy Food San Jose, which provides San Jose’s low-income communities with access to fruits and vegetables.
Click the link for more info…
OK. I’m going on record. I’m officially on the Matt Bomer bandwagon! I started watching While Collar this weekend and I’m completely hooked. He’s just fun to look at it and I love the sarcastic, witty, con-man trying to do good role he plays. I first heard his name a few months when he came out publicly, which I totally respect of course. I really got a good look at him when Thomas introduced Matt to our readers here on Queer Landia. This blog has garnered a steady stream of traffic and now that I’ve seen those baby blues in real-time on White Collar I’m just a huge fan officially. Click the link below to see some more pics!
That was always the acronym I used to mutter to myself when I went into a GAP store to shop years ago. Gay and professional! Believe me I was quite the GAP guy at one point in my life. I loved their business-casual tone and understated style. I stopped shopping at GAP when that went away but more on that later. I saw the buzz about this summer billboard in New York and I wanted to post it but forgot about it. I was reminded today on my commute home when hearing on NPR that GAP’s revenue is way up. Click the link below to read some more of my thoughts.
So today is June 27th, also known as National HIV Testing Day! To make getting tested earlier, Walgreens has partnered with the Center for Disease Control to bring free, confidential testing to 24 Walgreens locations across the nation over the next two years.
“The goal of having the project at a pharmacy or at a retail clinic is really because of the ease of accessibility and the closeness to people’s homes,” Paul Weidle with the CDC explained.The partnership also hopes to help eliminate the stigma. Sarah Freedman, the pharmacy manager at the Walgreens in Foggy Bottom, said, “When you come into a pharmacy to get the test, other people don’t know if your getting your blood pressure checked, are you picking up medicine. Where as with an HIV bus, everyone knows exactly what you’re doing there.”
If you haven’t been tested lately, you can find your nearest HIV testing location by going to this site by the CDC.
I spotted this car in the way home from work the other day. How is that for pride?