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(VIDEO) Stop Buying Poppers, FDA Warns

In a June 24 release, the FDA issued a warning urging consumers against the sale and use of the chemical inhalant alkyl nitrite — more commonly known by the slang term “poppers” — after an observed increase in reported death and hospitalizations linked to the recreational substance. For the uninitiated, when inhaled via the nostrils, poppers can be used to relax muscles and produce a brief heightened feeling that makes things like bottoming a more comfortable and pleasurable experience, which is why they are used among gay and bisexual men during sex.

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight’s Q&A on LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic for July 6, 2021

Welcome to Queer News Tonight’s Q&A on LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic. For nearly a year this segment has been unique in America answering you LGBTQ+ community questions about our unique health needs. We are proud to have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He is an American pioneer in HIV/AIDS medical treatment and was the Executive Director of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He is a nationally recognized medical expert and proud member of our LGBTQ+ community. Good evening Dr. Grossman. Before we move into viewer questions, what are your thoughts over this week’s health news for our community? Let’s jump right into viewer questions.

Viewer Question 1: I saw a report that in India they were scamming people by injecting saline instead of covid vaccines. Do you think that has happened elsewhere?

Viewer Question 2: More than half of US states are showing rising numbers of covid infections. Should we make vaccines mandatory?

Viewer Question 3: Florida reported more new cases last week than there were at the peak last summer. Should we start social-distancing again?

That is tonight’s Queer News Tonight Q&A on LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemi. We are here every Tuesday with Dr. Howard Grossman to answer your questions. Need medical assistance? We encourage you to contact Midway Speciality Care Center with 10 locations in Florida, and especially Dr. Howard Grossman here in Wilton Manors and all across South Florida. Thank you Howard.

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Queer News Tonight Q&A on LGBTQ+ Health and Pandemic with Dr. Grossman for June 22, 2021

Welcome To Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic. For Nearly A Year This Segment Has Been Unique In America Answering Your LGBTQ+ Community Questions About Our Unique Health Needs. We Are Proud To Have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He Is An American Pioneer In HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment And Was The Executive Director Of The American Academy Of HIV Medicine. He Is A Nationally Recognized Medical Expert And Proud Member Of Our LGBTQ+ Community. Good Evening Dr. Grossman. Before We Move To This Weeks Viewer Questions What Are Your Thoughts Over This Weeks Health News For Our Community? Here Are Tonight’s Viewer Questions.

Question 1: I saw Florida still has some of the highest numbers of new cases. I thought we were doing good on vaccines?
Question 2: A government office in Manatee County closed after 6 people caught Covid, 5 were hospitalized, and 2 died. They still wont require vaccines or masks. Can we expect more of this?
Question 3: The Delta variant seems to be hitting some parts of the country very hard. Is this due to politics?

That Is Tonight’s Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic. We Are Here Every Tuesday With Dr. Howard Grossman To Answer Your Questions. Need Medical Assistance? We Encourage You To Contact Midway Specialty Care Center With 10 Locations In Florida. And Especially Dr. Howard Grossman Here In Wilton Manors And All Across South Florida.

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight Q&A On LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic with Dr. Howard Grossman

Welcome To Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic. For Nearly A Year This Segment Has Been Unique In America Answering Your LGBTQ+ Community Questions About Our Unique Health Needs. We Are Proud To Have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He Is An American Pioneer In HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment And Was The Executive Director Of The American Academy Of HIV Medicine. He Is A Nationally Recognized Medical Expert And Proud Member Of Our LGBTQ+ Community.

Tonight’s Viewer Questions:
– Viewer Question 1: About half of Florida nursing homes are reporting workers who are covid positive. Should vaccinations be mandatory?
– Viewer Question 2: I read that one dose of the Pfizer vaccine may only offer about 33% protection against the new Delta variant. Why do some people not get the second dose?
– Viewer Question 3: A report shows that Covid may have been in Illinois as early as Christmas of 2019. How widespread do you think it was before we knew about it?

That Is Tonight’s Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ+ Health & Pandemic. We Are Here Every Tuesday With Dr. Howard Grossman To Answer Your Questions. Need Medical Assistance? We Encourage You To Contact Midway Specialty Care Center With 10 Locations In Florida. And Especially Dr. Howard Grossman Here In Wilton Manors And All Across South Florida.

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(VIDEO) Dr. Fauci on 40 Years of HIV and AIDS

On June 5, 1981, Fauci was sitting at his desk at the National Institutes of Health offices in Maryland, when news of a strange disease crossed his desk in the form of a memo.  Fauci said, “I have a very, very good recollection of that day. That day caused an awareness in me that had me make a dramatic change in my career and in my life. I was in my office in the clinical center when the MMWR (the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for epidemiologists, published by the Centers for Disease Control) landed on my desk, and I saw the description of five young gay men in Los Angeles who presented with pneumocystis pneumonia. I had only seen this type of pneumonia in cancer patients who were being treated with chemotherapy, so that was odd. And I wondered why they were all gay men? I thought it was a fluke of some sort, so I put the MMWR aside.” Fauci said at that point in his career he had several years of experience in the field of infectious disease at the NIH, but he never heard anything like what he was reading about in the MMWRs. He knew that it had to be a new disease, and since it was all gay men, he first assumed that it was a sexually transmitted disease. The next altering occurrence was the development of a simple diagnostic test, and this happened in 1985. Fauci said that once testing started on a broad scale, doctors and health care professionals were seeing, “…many, many, many more people who were infected and who didn’t know it because their immune system hadn’t been destroyed enough to get the opportunistic diseases associated with HIV/AIDS.” In 1986, according to Fauci, the development of AZT and targeted antiviral therapies like protease inhibitors began to slowly turn things around. Given Fauci’s long career, and his most recent success in helping to lead the COVID response, I asked him what’s been his most consequential responsibility? “Oh, that’s easy. I’ve been working for 40 years this June on HIV and AIDS, so there’s nothing that comes close in my own life to HIV.”

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight presents our weekly Q&A on Pandemic and LGBTQ Health.

Welcome To Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. For Nearly A Year This Segment Has Been Unique In America Answering Your LGBTQ Community Questions About Our Unique Health Needs. We Are Proud To Have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He Is An American Pioneer In HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment And Was The Executive Director Of The American Academy Of HIV Medicine. He Is A Nationally Recognized Medical Expert And Proud Member Of Our LGBTQ Community. Good Evening Dr. Grossman. Before We Move To This Weeks Viewer Questions What Are Your Thoughts Over This Weeks Health News For Our Community? Let’s Jump Right Into Viewer Questions.

Viewer Question 1: I saw on the news that COVID-19 might have spread from lab workers who got sick in China. Does this matter for treating it?

Viewer Question 2: Governor Ron DeSantis said cruise lines in Florida can’t require a vaccine passport. Do you think this is safe?

Viewer Question 3: Florida said it won’t report COVID numbers from the holiday weekend. Will this skew the numbers?

That Is Tonight’s Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. We Are Here Every Tuesday With Dr. Howard Grossman To Answer Your Questions. Need Medical Assistance? We Encourage You To Contact Midway Specialty Care Center With 10 Locations In Florida. And Especially Dr. Howard Grossman Here In Wilton Manors And All Across South Florida.

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight Q&A On LGBTQ Health in Pandemic with Dr. Grossman

Welcome To Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. For Nearly A Year This Segment Has Been Unique In America Answering Your LGBTQ Community Questions About Our Unique Health Needs. We Are Proud To Have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He Is An American Pioneer In HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment And Was The Executive Director Of The American Academy Of HIV Medicine. He Is A Nationally Recognized Medical Expert And Proud Member Of Our LGBTQ Community. Let’s Jump Right Into Viewer Questions.

Viewer Question 1: Japan has banned international spectators for the Olympics due to Covid. Do you think the Olympics are safe for athletes?

Viewer Question 2: What are Monoclonal Antibodies, and are they effective for treatment of COVID-19?

Viewer Question 3: I read about an outbreak of Covid-19 on a cruise ship that didn’t have passengers. Will cruise ships be safe after being vaccinated?

That Is Tonight’S Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. We Are Here Every Tuesday With Dr. Howard Grossman To Answer Your Questions. Need Medical Assistance? We Encourage You To Contact Midway Specialty Care Center With 10 Locations In Florida. And Especially Dr. Howard Grossman Here In Wilton Manors And All Across South Florida.

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight Q&A on LGBTQ Health And Pandemic, May 18

Welcome To Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. For Nearly A Year This Segment Has Been Unique In America Answering Your LGBTQ Community Questions About Our Unique Health Needs. We Are Proud To Have Queer News Tonight Health Anchor Dr. Howard Grossman. He Is An American Pioneer In HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment And Was The Executive Director Of The American Academy Of HIV Medicine. He Is A Nationally Recognized Medical Expert And Proud Member Of Our LGBTQ Community.

Here are tonight’s viewer questions:
– VIEWER Question 1: I saw that members of the NY Yankees caught covid after getting the J&J Vaccine. Should I also get one of the other vaccines if I got the J&J? Is it safe?
– VIEWER Question 2: I saw today is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. With the new covid vaccines, do you think we’ll finally see a vaccine for HIV?
– VIEWER Question 3: I read that Duke is developing a vaccine that would protect against future coronaviruses. Can this work with other types of virus?

That Is Tonight’s Q’s Q&A On LGBTQ Health & Pandemic. We Are Here Every Tuesday With Dr. Howard Grossman To Answer Your Questions. Need Medical Assistance? We Encourage You To Contact Midway Specialty Care Center With 10 Locations In Florida. And Especially Dr. Howard Grossman Here In Wilton Manors And All Across South Florida.

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(VIDEO) US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

The Biden administration declared yesterday that The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical decisions. It marked the latest step by President Joe Biden to advance the rights of gay and transgender people across society, from military service, to housing, to employment opportunities. The policy announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services affirms that federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in health care also protect gay and transgender people. The Trump administration had defined “sex” to mean gender assigned at birth, thereby excluding transgender people from the law’s umbrella of protection. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said “Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences. Everyone, including LGBTQ people, should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period.” Both opponents and supporters of Biden’s action said it’s likely to lead to litigation.

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(VIDEO) National Nurses Day: A Thank You Message.

May 6 Is National Nurses Day. Happening Out Television Network Takes A Moment To Recognize The Past Year We Have Experienced That Would Have Been So Much Worse Without Our Nurses And Healthcare Professionals. So We Say Thank You. Like At The Height Of The AIDS Epidemic, Nurses And Healthcare Workers Braved The Unknown Of A Strange New Virus To Help Save The LGBTQ+ Community.  So We Say Thank You. So Too With Covid-19.  When We Didn’T Know All The Details Of This Health Crisis, We Were All In Fear.  Nurses And Healthcare Workers Braved Those Unknowns To Help The LGBTQ+ Community.  So We Say Thank You. More Than 41,000 LGBTQ Americans Have Died In The Last Year Due To Coronavirus.  The Number Would Have Been Dramatically Higher If Not For The Professionalism Of Our Nurses And Healthcare Workers.  So We Say Thank You. On Behalf Of The Entire LGBTQ+ American Community… We Honor You Today On National Nurses Day.  You Are Literally On The Front Lines.  You Were In The Early Days Of AIDS. Through HIV. And Now Covid-19.  We Literally Could Not Live Without You.  So We Say Thank You.