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Confronting rising HIV rates among gay and bisexual men

HIV infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in Rhode Island, even as it is declining for other populations: injection drug users, who are considered particularly at risk, and heterosexuals.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 11, 2011
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The sudden return of an old killer: syphilis

Dr. Gail Skowron, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Roger Williams Medical Center, has worked in a small HIV clinic at the hospital for 21 years.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 22, 2011

Story-telling saves lives

The past three weeks have been incredibly upsetting. Six young men have taken their lives due to the anti-gay bullying they were the focus of at their schools. None of these young men were connected — they did not go to the same schools, have the same
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 15, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 15, 2010

Safe sex, duh

A sharp-eyed reader caught an omission in one of Your Secret Admirer's previous columns.  
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By YOUR SECRET ADMIRER  |  May 01, 2009
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Unveiling the new (old) Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood wants abortions for everyone! Well, not exactly.
Rebranding the Branded
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 25, 2009