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Humana Agrees to Serious Cuts in HIV Drug Costs for Florida

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 19, 2014
The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace.

The Postman Always Brings Meth

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Nov 23, 2014
A veteran mail carrier was arrested last week while driving along his route in Texas, when police busted him distributing methamphetamine along with the mail.

In-Depth: The Crystal Meth Epidemic Makes Comeback in Gay Community

By Jason Parsley | Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of methamphetamine use in the gay community; some have even called it an epidemic.

Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic nearly a half lb of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.

Doctors: Sniff Poppers And You Could Go Blind

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Researchers in the United Kingdom say inhaling the 70s club drug "poppers," or isopropyl nitrate, can seriously damage your eyes, thanks to its new formula.

Summer Cocktails May Be More Potent Than You Think

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Jul 4, 2014
The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you’re really drinking with those summer cocktails.

Inquest at London Gay Sauna After Three Die From Drugs

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Three men have died within eight months of each other after partying too hard at a London gay sauna, causing the 24-hour, drug- and smoke-free venue to beef up their searches for illicit drugs. A joint inquest is now being held in Southwark.

Meet Michael Botticelli: Obama’s Openly Gay Drug Czar

By Jason Parsley | Saturday May 24, 2014
Michael Botticelli understands the effects addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.

In HIVers, Meth Use Causes Faster Progression to AIDS

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
A San Diego study shows that MSM who use methamphetamine had greater T-cell activation and proliferation than nonusers, even though they had an undetectable viral load.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

By Lindsey Tanner | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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