Keep It Up! Is Now Accepting Applications for Funding from Community-Based Organizations

Justin Jones

CHICAGO – Keep It Up! (KIU!) is now accepting applications from community-based organizations (CBO) and other HIV service organizations to implement KIU! as part of their existing HIV prevention and testing services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Synthesis Project recently rated KIU! Continue Reading ▶︎

Cardiovascular Disease Risk May Be Significantly Higher Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men, Study Finds

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Chicago – Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) may be at a three-fold risk of cardiovascular disease due to high levels of systemic inflammation, reports a new Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing study. Systemic inflammation is commonly associated with HIV infection, but the study shows elevated inflammation levels among YMSM regardless of their HIV infection status. Continue Reading ▶︎

Online HIV Prevention Program Receives $8.8 Million NIH Grant To Put Research Into Practice

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Keep It Up! leads the way in scaling up eHealth in real-world settings

 CHICAGO — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that successfully reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Receives APA Division 44 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training

We are delighted to announce that the American Psychological Association has selected ISGMH’s Director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, as the recipient of the Division 44 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training. Division 44, the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, grants this award to those who have made outstanding contributions to disseminating science and scholarship on LGBTQ issues. Continue Reading ▶︎