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More doctors need to test all patients for HIV

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.

A 2012 lawn sign against NC's Amendment banning gay marriage

NC Attorney General Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Michael Beisecker | Jul 28
North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

National Gay Rights Group Hires Arkansas Director

NATIONAL | Jul 28
A Little Rock native who has worked for several nonprofits will be the first Arkansas director for the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights group.

Kylie Jack

Fashion Industry, Retailers and the Gender Binary

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Jul 28
A gender binary exists in fashion, and that's a challenge for those who don't conform.

US Court: Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Jul 28
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Homeowner Lenny DiBartolomeo, right, waves a flag as he and his tenant Wayne Devaughn, left, observe damage to their house in Revere, Mass., Monday, July 28, 2014, after a tornado touched down

Tornado Damages City North of Boston

NATIONAL | By Philip Marcelo | Jul 28
A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Jenny McCarthy (right) with Whoopi Goldberg on ABC's "The View."

Jenny McCarthy Regrets Hillary Clinton Gay Joke, Calls Herself a 'Hypocrite'

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 28
"The View" cohost Jenny McCarthy made a joke about Hillary Clinton being a lesbian on an episode of the daytime talk show last week. In a recent blog post, she expressed that she regretted making the comment, calling herself a "hypocrite."

Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Ala. Hospital

NATIONAL | Jul 28
An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

Fla. Man Accused of Predatory Towing at Gay Days

NATIONAL | Jul 28
Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration.

Gay Soldiers Relaxed After Restrictions Lifted

NATIONAL | Jul 28
While the military policy of "don't ask, don't tell" and the overturning of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened doors more widely to gay people serving openly in the military, it didn't mark radical changes to the way the fighting force loo