The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective announced the retirement of Bill Petrosky, Director of HIV Prevention and Care Services. Bill joined our agency in 2008 when our HIV Prevention program expanded significantly to include a multifacted outreach component focused on gay and bisexual men to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and STDs. The aimContinue reading “Announcement: Bill Petrosky, Director of HIV Prevention and Care Services, Retiring”
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Personal Liberties and the Public Good: A Delicate Balance
By now, you’ve likely heard that all over the US, small groups of protesters are demonstrating at state capitols over their displeasure with state mandates on masks, quarantine, and other public health policies to help slow Coronavirus. Maybe you even agree with them. After all, being told what to do is never a great feeling.Continue reading “Personal Liberties and the Public Good: A Delicate Balance”
CDC lists 6 new COVID-19 Symptoms
The CDC recently listed six new potential symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Now, in addition to fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, you should monitor yourself for chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste/smell. If you feel sick with any of these symptoms, call your doctor as soon as possible for advice.Continue reading “CDC lists 6 new COVID-19 Symptoms”
DO NOT DRINK OR INJECT DISINFECTANTS.
No matter who you hear it from, do NOT drink, inject, or put into your body ANY type of disinfectant or cleaning product. It will NOT treat Coronavirus, or any other infection, and it will harm or kill you.UV light exposure will not treat Coronavirus, either, and too much can cause harm. If you thinkContinue reading “DO NOT DRINK OR INJECT DISINFECTANTS.”
Connecticut Mandates Face Coverings In Public
As of April 20, 2020, at 8pm, Connecticut residents will be required to wear face masks or coverings in public situations where social contact is unavoidable. Face coverings include masks, surgical or handmade; and items like scarves and bandannas. The covering must cover both your nose and mouth completely,. Be sure that you wash yourContinue reading “Connecticut Mandates Face Coverings In Public”
Frequently Asked Questions 4/17/2020
Although we have been closed at our physical location for about a month now, we are still taking calls and answering lots of questions. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers. Q: I think I have COVID-19. What do I do? A: First, you should immediately self-isolate, if you are not already doing soContinue reading “Frequently Asked Questions 4/17/2020”
Essential Workers: Staying Safe
Being an essential worker is tough even without the fear a pandemic brings. Everyone is posting “Stay Safe Stay Home” and “quarantine” messaging, which is great, except that you cannot stay home. You have a service to provide and a family to feed. On social media, we are seeing lots of posts thanking essential workersContinue reading “Essential Workers: Staying Safe”
Live Discussion: Masks and Gloves, en Espanol!
Did you see Miguel’s video last week? Today, Miguel will be hosting a live discussion from 6:30-7pm about masks and gloves. Watch! Viste el video de Miguel la semana pasada? Hoy, Miguel va a discutir en vivo a 6:30-7pm sobre mascaras faciales y guantes. Mira!
New Video: Masks and Gloves
Kim Adamski, our HIV Prevention Specialist, is back with a new video on proper use of masks and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Watch the video below, then tune into the live discussion on Facebook Live tomorrow, 4/9/20, at 6:30-7pm!
Survey on LGBTQ+ Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life, the Connecticut LGBTQ+ Nonprofit sector would like to know how we can help you! The New Haven Pride Center, Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, True Colors, and OutCT have created this survey to make sure we are doing our best to serve the community. PleaseContinue reading “Survey on LGBTQ+ Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic”