Monthly Archives: June 2020

Celebrate Pride 2020 with LGBTQI-themed movies and TV shows streaming now

Lesbian romances, gay thrillers, queer comedies, trans documentaries, drag queen reality shows and more await on the 50th anniversary of Pride. Gay Pride Month is here, and it’s a time to celebrate and learn more about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and intersex community that spans all races and ages.  This month marks the 50th anniversary of LGBTQI Pride Month. The first pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 — on the first...

MASS Father’s Day Promotion

Now through Friday, June 19th any Father that comes in to get tested in our Norfolk (2415 Lafayette Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23509) or Newport News (247 28th Street, Suite 100 Newport News, VA 23607) Office will be entered to win our Father’s Day “The Man, The Myth, The Legend” Gift Basket. You can also mention that you heard our advertisement on 103 Jamz or 92.1 The Beat to be entered! You can call (757) 644-3595 (Norfolk) or (757) 247-1879...

Chinese research says Covid-19 and HIV use same tactics to evade our immune systems

Researchers in China are warning that similar characteristics and tactics used by both HIV and SARS-CoV-2 could mean that humanity will have to adapt to life with the coronavirus, perhaps indefinitely. Both viruses remove markers, known as the major histocompatibility complex or MHC for short, on the surface of cells used by our immune systems to identify and kill infections. Think of these markers like a special forces team marking a target with a laser before a precision airstrike.  The researchers, led...

Study shows that bi-monthly injections could stop HIV

A new form of PrEP could allow patients to stop taking daily pills Every year almost 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with HIV. In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved groundbreaking medication known as PrEP, or preexposure prophylaxis, that if taken daily is up to 99% effective in lowering the risk of sexually transmitting HIV. Now, new research shows that an injection given every two months — rather than a pill you take every day — can be just as effective....