ALERT: MUMPS OUTBREAK STRIKES LOS ANGELES’ GAY AND BI MEN - This summer, Los
Angeles County health officials confirmed at least 42 cases of the mumps
among people living in west L.A., most of whom are gay or bisexual,
according to the Los Angeles Times. READ MORE HERE
HIV Testing Among Transgender Women and Men in 27 States and Guam, 2014–2015 - Transgender persons are at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; in a recent analysis of the results of over nine million CDC funded HIV tests, transgender women had the highest percentage of confirmed positive results (2.7%) of any gender category. Transgender men, particularly those who have sex with cisgender men, are also at high risk for infection. READ MORE HERE
Penile bacteria may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for HIV infection in men.
Studies have linked the human microbiome that is, the collection of microbes living in and on the human body, to a variety of health conditions, but little is known about the role of the penile microbiome as it relates to men's health. READ MORE HERE
USB Stick Can Test HIV Viral Load
Scientists have developed a USB stick that can measure an HIV-positive person’s viral load. Using a drop of blood, the stick can be plugged into a computer, laptop or handheld electronic device to give results within half an hour. READ FULL STORY
Addressing PrEP Disparities among Young Gay & Bisexual Men in CA
(CA HIV/AIDS Research Program)
Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly black and Latino YMSM, are at highest risk for HIV in California and across the United States. READ SUMMARY HERE
HIV Risk Factors in People With Hep C
Looking to understand what factors can help predict whether someone with hepatitis C virus (HCV) will later contract HIV, researchers analyzed data from the British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort. READ FULL STORY
Syphilis On The Rise
Not many years ago Syphilis infections became rare. Over the last decade infections have risen approximately 150%, most notably among men who have sex with men ages 20-44, and women ages 20-29. Syphilis rates among African Americans are almost double that of all other ethnic groups. Get tested today! 4433 Florin Rd, Ste. 860, Sacramento, CA 95823.
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Golden Rule Services Has Moved
In June 2017, Golden Rule Services moved our offices - right across the hall! Our new office, located in the same building, is now across the hall in Suite 860. Our new larger space allows us to provide a more welcoming, spacious area for our clients. Stop by and pick up the latest STD/HIV/PrEP information, some condoms, and get your rapid testing while here. 4433 Florin Rd, Ste. 860, Sacramento, CA 95823.