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U = U: What Does It Mean?

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U=U is shorthand for “Undetectable = untransmittable”. This means that if you have been taking ART (the combined medications for HIV-positive individuals) as prescribed and you have an undetectable viral load, you have very little to no risk of transmitting the virus to a sexual partner. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention affirmed this statement […]

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Dandelion: A LGBTQ Short Film

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Dandelion has gotten a green light! This film, by Jae Staten and Dazjah Washington, is by and for the LGBT community – it has recently gotten enough funding for production. Dandelion “pushes the boundaries of diversity in film. It captures the struggles of a young African American teenager as he grapples with his sexuality, faith, […]

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PERSPECTIVE: HIV & Aging

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By Robert, LINX Staff and Collaborator  It’s interesting to be 42 years old and living with HIV. I have had HIV now for 12 years. In February 2007, when I first seroconverted, I thought it was the end-game. I was also a heavy crystal meth user at the time and having lots of unprotected sex. […]

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Interview: Black Man, Will Travel

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Do you love to travel? LINX Coach Maynard and LINX Team Member Gregory sat down to discuss the power of travel for black gay men. What follows is an excerpt from that exchange:  Maynard: So where did the desire to travel start? Gregory: I originally started when I was young, with my parents. My father was in […]

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Skincare for Men of Color

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How do you take care of your skin? Read some simple tips from Cassius Life to help you get your face together here. If you’re specifically looking for skincare for men of color, Ceylon Skincare is “scientifically formulated .. to help improve our overall skin quality while keeping it healthy and nourished. No whitening, no bleaching.” […]

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Internet Tips: Pro-Black Hashtags to Look Out For

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We love Black Excellence and let’s be honest, we run Twitter. That’s why we’re compiling a list of our favorite pro Black hashtags! #BlackLivesMatter. This one’s the OG hashtag that got it all started. This hashtag raises political consciousness, brings awareness to police brutality, and advocates for Back people’s rights. #BlackWomensHistoryMonth. Who said Black history month had to […]

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It’s A New Year for LINX…

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Our blog – dedicated to the staff and participants of the LINX LA study – wants YOUR voice too! We’ll be sharing our best content on this platform,  as the LINX Blog hopes to create a community far beyond our study app. Check in here for discussions about everything from treatment adherence to relationships and […]