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Live Oak City Councilman and Husband Die Two Days Apart from Coronavirus

Live Oak City Councilman and Husband Die Two Days Apart from Coronavirus

Anthony Brooks, a three-term city councilman in the San Antonio suburb of Live Oak, and Phillip Tsai-Brooks, his husband, died two days apart after contracting the coronavirus. The couple had been married since March of 2014. Brooks, 42, died on April 12 and Tsai-Brooks, 52, died on April 14.  Both men were treated at Northeast Methodist

Over 100 Community Organizations Warn LGBTQ People More Suseptable to Cornavirus

Over 100 Community Organizations Warn LGBTQ People More Suseptable to Cornavirus

More than 100 organizations around the country have signed an open letter warning that LGBTQ people are at an increased risk to the cornavirus. The letter was initiated by the National LGBT Cancer Network, GMLA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Whitman-Walker Health, SAGE, New York Transgender Advocacy Group, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Honest Soul Yoga Offering Free Classes at Pride Center SA

Honest Soul Yoga Offering Free Classes at Pride Center SA

Honest Soul Yoga is offering a free weekly, all-levels class at Pride Center San Antonio. The classes began on January 28 and are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. “We are grateful to The Center for inviting us to share yoga in their space. The heart of yoga is unity, and making a connection with

San Antonio Research Facility to Collaborate on Developing HIV Vaccine

San Antonio Research Facility to Collaborate on Developing HIV Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $8.67 million to Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio and Mymetics Corporation of Switzerland to collaborate on the development of an HIV vaccine. Mymetics, a Swiss-based biotechnology company which has a research lab in the Netherlands, focuses on the development of next-generation preventative vaccines for infectious and

With Infection Rates on the Rise, Metro Health Promotes Testing During STD Awareness Month

With Infection Rates on the Rise, Metro Health Promotes Testing During STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is using the occasion to initiate its new mobile testing van along with a campaign to test at least 4,000 Bexar County residents for sexually transmitted diseases. The campaign, tagged #IKnowMyStatusSA, kicked off last week with the testing van traveling the city manned

World AIDS Day Serves as Reminder of High Rate of HIV Infections in San Antonio

World AIDS Day Serves as Reminder of High Rate of HIV Infections in San Antonio

The global observance of World AIDS Day on December 1 serves as a reminder that San Antonio has what the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District describes in a report as, “a stubbornly high rate of new infections, and widespread stigma and lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS.” Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who

Dentists and Wives Living Their Best Lives

Dentists and Wives Living Their Best Lives

Once old age renders you ineligible for a sticker at the end of your visit to the dentist, there is little joy involved. That won’t stop the best of dentists from trying, however. For example, Dr. Natalee Treviño Cortez, 36, will go so far as to sing mariachi songs to patients as she works on

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Skyrocket in San Antonio and Across the U.S.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Skyrocket in San Antonio and Across the U.S.

Bexar County has an STD problem. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Texas’ Department of State Health Services documented 18,125 cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea in the county during 2017, down slightly from the 19,066 cases reported the prior year — but still up an alarming 16 percent from five years ago. Statewide,

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

Take an HIV Test, Get an Underwear Gift Card and Meet RuPaul Starlet Naomi Smalls

In an effort to encourage more community members to get tested, Unify San Antonio is offering a a $10 gift card from the Male B Wear underwear shop to individuals who get an HIV test at their office between September 14 and 25. Those gift cards can then be spent at Male B Wear during

Sponsored: Planned Parenthood South Texas Provides Services to the LGBT Community

Sponsored: Planned Parenthood South Texas Provides Services to the LGBT Community

Planned Parenthood believes everyone deserves high-quality, compassionate health care that’s appropriate for your needs and concerns — no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation. Our five San Antonio-area health centers provide education, support, and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex patients. Planned Parenthood is proud to

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