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San Antonio Metropolitan Health District administering limited number of monkeypox vaccinations

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District administering limited number of monkeypox vaccinations

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District announced on August 2 that it received 1,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine Jynneos from the Texas Department of State Health Services. As of August 3, 14 cases of monkeypox have been identified in San Antonio. The vaccine has been proven to prevent monkey pox and is approved by the

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.

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

AARC to Award Student Fellowships at LGBT Clinic

The Alamo Area Resource Center has taken the occasion of World AIDS Day to announce plans to award three fellowships to students pursuing degrees in nursing, medicine and social work. The three fellowships will begin in 2017 and provide $5000 per semester to three university students who will work at AARC’s LGBT Health Equity Clinic.

AARC Opens LGBT Clinic

The Alamo Area Resource Center has opened the first non-profit clinic in South Texas to provide health services for the LGBT community. The new facility, called the Health Equity Clinic, began taking patients on July 12 and had its official grand opening on November 3. It is operating with a grant from the Elton John

Wesley Salazar Gets the Wheels Turning

The doors close, the lights go out, the music starts pumping and an assembled crowd start to move and sweat to the beat. No, it’s not Saturday night on the Main Strip. It’s just a typical indoor cycling class led by Wesley Salazar at JoyRide cycle studio. Thanks to his high-energy playlists and magnetic personality,

Pride Center urges community to participate in Generations study

Pride Center San Antonio is inviting the community to participate in the first long-term study to examine health and well-being of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. The five-year Generations study explores identity, stress, health outcomes, and health care and services utilization among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in “three generations of adults who came of