Early Signs of HIV

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 24, 2016

Early HIV is the beginning stage of HIV disease, right after HIV infection occurs. If you were not aware that your partner is living with HIV, you did not realize you were at risk. During early HIV, the virus is reproducing very rapidly and HIV can be easily passed to others through sex or...

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Apicha CHC shares some of their favorite Gay Short Films - Part 1

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 23, 2016

At Apicha CHC, we embrace the unique and diverse communities we serve, and belong to. That's why we wanted to start a blog series sharing a number of gay short films created by our communities.

These films were produced by a variety of talented individuals in the LGBT community who are telling...

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Talking to Your Doctor is Simple With Apicha CHC's Patient Portal

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 17, 2016

More often than not, the process of going to the doctor is more painful than the visit itself--between finding a time and date that will fit in everyone's schedules, the logistics of actually getting to the doctor's office, and trying to remember everything you were supposed to bring with you,...

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PrEP for Sex: A Step-By-Step Video Guide to the HIV Prevention Pill

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 16, 2016

Throughout the past year, you may have heard about the HIV prevention pill, PrEP. Due to the rapid increase in HIV positive individuals, the PrEP pill is starting to be considered as a viable HIV prevention method by a wider range of people. 

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The Health & Well-being of LGB Youth

Apicha Community Health Center Aug 12, 2016

With the 2016-2017 school year right around the corner, it seems to be the appropriate time to talk about the mental safety of our LGB youth. School can be a much different experience for LGB students than it is for their straight peers. 

According to the CDC, recent studies show that LGB...

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Learn more about Hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day

Apicha Community Health Center Jul 28, 2016

In case you missed it, World Hepatitis Day is today, July 28th.   You've probably heard of hepatitis, but you may not know what it is exactly, how you can catch it, or how to prevent it.  This blog can teach you all you need to know.  

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Is Laughter The Best Medicine?

Apicha Community Health Center Jul 05, 2016

"Laughter is the best medicine" is a VERY common phrase in the English language. It's a phrase commonly featured in "Get Well Soon" cards, or commonly used by that overly-optimistic aunt. However, that's an awful tall claim to make.

After all, a great deal of innovations have been made in the...

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President Obama Announces the Stonewall National Monument

Apicha Community Health Center Jul 05, 2016

Last week, history was made as President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall National Monument is the first national monument dedicated to the struggle for LGBT rights.

The new Stonewall National Monument...

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Sex Toy Maintenance

Apicha Community Health Center Jul 01, 2016

Whether you're single, coupled up, or living that polyamorous lifestyle, sex toys can be a fun and exciting addition to a healthy sex life. 

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Men's Health Needs Under the Age of 30

Apicha Community Health Center Jun 24, 2016

In observance of Men's Health Month, Apicha Community Health Center wanted to raise awareness of the health needs for men under the age of 30. We get it, you're busy. But your personal health should always be a top priority.

Obviously depending on your particular health conditions, your primary...

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