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Sex worker Jacen Zhu holds nothing back in this interview, covering meth addiction among black gay men and racism in gay porn.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Among nearly 10,000 gay and bisexual men followed for a cumulative 18,000 years, there have been only 16 new cases of the virus.
The Ginny Shubert Center for Harm Reduction offers primary care and HIV services.
And it all began with a questionnaire and a Cookie.
One day it hit me: I was addicted to chaos.
In the past 18 months, 42 people who use drugs tested HIV positive in Multnomah County, which includes Portland.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
We have the 2017 stats, which have not been previously reported. I asked the health departments in all three cities to provide the numbers.
A look at June issues from the POZ archives
I rinsed away my six months of sobriety and I could only think about how free my first few moments of being high again felt.
A moment of grace—and some amazing advice—from a police officer. Would I take it?
A descent into decadence. But why, and at what cost?
Although the highest syphilis rates are in gay and bi men, the STI is also rising quickly among heterosexuals.
I made it through Black Party weekend sober, but a bigger temptation awaited.
The CDC found these risk factors were much higher among the 1.8 percent of high school survey respondents who said they were transgender.
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