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How COVID Test Supply Shortages Could Cause a 'Public Health Crisis' of Undiagnosed STIs – NBC News
Labs around the country are scrambling for supplies used to test for sexually transmitted infections and common diseases like strep throat and pneumonia due to focus on COVID testing. NCSH member David Harvey of NCSD is quoted.

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Sexual Violence Survivors of Color Are Struggling More Than White Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Report – The Hill
A report on COVID-19 and sexual violence reveals that survivors of color who are more likely to be financially insecure than white survivors are at higher risk for returning to or remaining in unsafe situations.

Biden Administration on Track To Be the Most LGBTQ-Inclusive in U.S. History – NBC News
The Biden-Harris transition team has already named several LGBTQ people to key White House posts, and advocates hope it’s just the beginning.

Tinder parent ‘Match Group’ is Working With an Anti-Sexual Violence Group to Assess How the Company Handles Reports of Sexual Assault on its Portfolio of Dating AppsBusiness Insider
Tinder and Hinge parent Match Group is working with RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US, to combat sexual assault on its online dating platforms.

‘Under the Rug:’ Sexual Misconduct Shakes FBI’s Senior Ranks – AP News
The AP has identified at least six sexual misconduct allegations involving senior FBI officials over five years. The accused appear to have avoided discipline, and several were quietly transferred or retired.

Federal Court Upholds Block on In-person Medication Abortion Requirements – CNN Politics
A federal court has upheld its block on in-person requirements for medication abortion seekers after the Supreme Court returned the case to the lower court in October.

Get to Know Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Biden’s CDC Director Pick – CNN
HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Rochelle Walensky of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital has been selected to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Growing Old with HIV: Challenges and OpportunitiesMedical News Today
The remarkable success of antiviral therapy means that most people with HIV can now expect to live long and fulfilling lives. Yet, older people with HIV still face many challenges to their physical and mental health.

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