Blog Posts

September 21, 2022
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The HIV pandemic started in the early 1980s, and killed millions of people across the world, including gay men. Misinformation, fear, and stigmas fueled the crisis and gay men were unfairly targeted, and as a result HIV spread throughout the world. September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and while much progress has […]

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August 15, 2022
Monkeypox: What You Need to Know

Monkeypox has been labeled a global threat by the World Health Organization. While not as contagious as Covid, monkeypox is a virus that we should take seriously including following precautions and educating ourselves about the disease. What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is an orthopoxvirus, like smallpox, although not as contagious and not as deadly. The disease […]

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July 7, 2022
LGBTQIA+ Community and Addiction 

The LGBTQIA+ community experiences more discrimination, social stigma, and a lack of support from family members and society than other people. These factors, combined with common co-occurring disorders such as clinical depression, stress, and anxiety which are experienced at higher levels by the LGBTQIA+ community, can increase substance use. Statistics show that LGBTQIA+ adults are […]

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June 17, 2022
Amanda Mogoi Named a Healthcare Hero

We are incredibly proud of M-Care co-owner and provider, Amanda Mogoi for being named a Healthcare Hero by the Wichita Business Journal and receiving a Community Outreach Award. Amanda was nominated for her work to provide safe and affirming care for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. While some health care providers do gender-affirming care, this […]

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May 20, 2022
Mental Health Resources in Wichita

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The world has come a long way in recent years as people discuss mental illness and share their stories. The stigmas surrounding mental health are slowly being broken down, although there is still much work to do.   Mental health resources in Wichita exist to help those with mental […]

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April 25, 2022
What Does it Mean to Have an Undetectable HIV Viral Load?  

While there is currently no cure for HIV, advancements in research have created treatments that help to reduce the viral load in the bloodstream. When the viral load in the bloodstream is low enough (less than 200 copies of HIV per milliliter of plasma), it will not be detectable on a routine HIV viral load […]

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March 23, 2022
Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility is coming up on Thursday, March 31 and to celebrate, M-care is hosting a community barbecue! Trans Day of Visibility is an annual, nationwide event that celebrates transgender people and highlights the discrimination that trans people face every day. The community barbecue, hosted by M-Care and sponsored by our friends at […]

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February 25, 2022
How Does PrEP Work?

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medication developed to help people at risk for HIV to take to prevent getting HIV from both sex and injection drug use. PrEP was approved for adult use in 2012 and currently, there are two medications prescribed for PrEP—Truvada, and Descovy. How does it work? We examine how PrEP works […]

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January 21, 2022
Facing COVID-19 as a Community

COVID-19 is a community issue, not a personal one. When something affects large masses of people, it transcends being personal. Vaccines, wearing masks, and social distancing are key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 within our community according to the CDC. These necessary actions are the responsibility of us all, especially those in positions of […]

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December 9, 2021
Hormone Replacement Therapy Services

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment commonly used for transgender men and women as part of the transition process. Hormone therapy is used to alter hormone levels to match one’s gender identity. Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy The two types of hormone therapy include feminizing hormones, also known as estrogen, and masculinizing hormones, also […]

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