Our Health Resource Center is part of our commitment to combat health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community, increase access to resources and end the stigma associated with the following viruses through education and outreach. We encourage folks to make use of this online directory of health, financial and social resources specifically curated for the LGBTQ+ community.
As a trusted messenger, we’ll continue working to connect LGBTQ+ people with the best services and resources that support our unique differences. We will continue to update our health resource center as new information becomes available to allow you to make informed decisions on your health.
MPOX is a rare disease that is related to the smallpox virus. While generally less severe and much less contagious than smallpox, MPOX can be a serious illness. It spreads from infected humans, animals, and materials contaminated with the virus but primarily through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact with people who have MPOX symptoms, such as a rash and/or sores. Click here to learn more.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no effective cure, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. People with HIV who get effective HIV treatment can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners. In addition, medical advances like PrEP and PEP can be taken to reduce their risk of becoming infected before or after a person has been exposed to HIV. Click here to learn more.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms such as: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, headaches, body aches, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea. Click here to learn more.