Author Archives Linda Estabrook

  • It’s September,  which means that  HGLHC staff and volunteers  ask clients to complete a Client Feedback Survey.  For the entire month of September, each client receiving services is asked to provide us with important information.  We then use your feedback to make improvements in care and services.  We ask  how we are doing in providing  services,  […]

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  • For those who are unfamiliar with the term  MSM (men who have sex with men), this  is how the Centers for Disease Control refers to gay and bisexual men, and those who don’t self  identify as gay or bisexual. Read encouraging news below about recent outbreak of meningitis that has affected gay and bisexual men […]

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  • What tests are usually screened for by an STD Clinic?  The Health Collective STD Clinic routinely screens for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia with a simple urine test, and for Syphilis with an easy 1 tube blood test.  No longer necessary for guys to get the painful swab in the penis…so don’t be afraid, get checked out.  […]

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  • So, did that catch your attention? It should. Take a look at the following article.  Be advised that there is language that may be offensive to some. http://www.gay.com/hivplus/why-act-up-has-declared-war-on-the-new-hiv-pandemic

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  • Seven. So far this year, 7 gay men ranging in age from their 20’s through 50’s  have tested positive for HIV at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.  Several hundred others have been tested this year, with their results being negative.  All of these people have taken the step to learn more about themselves.  […]

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  • You’re 30! You’re invincible!  And in many ways you are.  You make decisions every day that affect your life experience.  You make assumptions too. Like this assumption:  HIV/AIDS is a disease of older gay men. Not in our world here at the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.   Just ask the 20-something and 30-something gay […]

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