Health

CVS Sued After Revealing HIV Status Of 6000 Customers

CVS Health is being sued for unintentionally revealing the HIV-positive status of up to 6,000 Ohioans through a mailing about prescriptions to their homes.

The federal lawsuit filed last week asks for class action status and a jury trial to award damages to those affected.

The three John Doe plaintiffs are HIV-positive men living in Delaware, Defiance and Gallia counties in Ohio. They are all clients of the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program, which contracted with CVS Caremark as its pharmacy benefit manager in March of 2017.

Grindr Is Sharing Users HIV Status And Location Data With Corporations For Profit

Via Buzzfeed: 

The gay hookup app Grindr, which has more than 3.6 million daily active users across the world, has been providing its users’ HIV status to two other companies, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The two companies — Apptimize and Localytics, which help optimize apps — receive some of the information that Grindr users choose to include in their profiles, including their HIV status and “last tested date.”

Freshmeat "Masculine Wipes" Help Eliminate The Junk From Your Trunk

While there are some guys that love the sweet smell of man funk, its not always appropriate or sexy.  That's where black owned Masculine Wipes Come In.  From there ads:

Sweaty balls? Not cool!
Let’s keep it real, there’s nothing worse than some funky junk below your belt - with our balls curing in our pants all day where it’s dark, warm and moist, there’s all kinds of things breeding down there.

"It’s uncomfortable and unsanitary, not to mention a real problem if you’re getting ready for a sexy night of Netflix n’ chill."

Gay Model/Film Star Jacen Zhu Working To Tackle Meth Use In Black Queer Communities

In an interview with Hornet, Jacen Zhu opens up about his own addiction, his HIV status and what he's doing to help those struggling with meth in the queer black community.  After tweeting out Save our black brothers from meth. Speaking from experience it’s not worth the life changes. #BlackLivesMatter #NoMeth #Loveyourself" he did an interview with some background behind the tweet.

What prompted those tweets about meth?

125 people part of large HIV/syphilis cluster in Milwaukee

At least 125 people — including some high school students — have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” discovered in Milwaukee, health care advocates confirmed to the Journal Sentinel. 

Three local babies were also born with syphilis last year, health officials said.

“This is an epidemic people are not talking about enough, and it leads to people taking unnecessary risks,” said Melissa Ugland, a public health consultant who works with a number of local nonprofit organizations that focus on public health.

Over 50% Of LGBTQ Youths Struggle With Eating Disorders, Survey Finds

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people between the ages of 13 and 24 have been diagnosed with an eating disorder at some point in their life, according to a new report by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), Reasons Eating Disorder Center and The Trevor Project, a national LGBTQ suicide prevention organization.

The report's findings are based on an online survey of 1,034 young people who self-identity as LGBTQ and reside in the U.S.