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Ep. 68: Damon L. Jacobs | LGBTQ+, Harm Reduction, HIV, Vaping, COVID and MORE

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Release Date: 02/09/2021

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This episode originally aired as an episode of the "LPP PODCAST" which you can find here:   Today's guest is Maia Szalavitz, who co-wrote (With Bruce Perry) "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" and the NYT best-seller, "Unbroken Brain" Her forthcoming book is, "Undoing Drugs" - - - - - - - - - -  Check out previous episodes of the LPP Podcast at the Life Process Program web site  

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Zach speaks with Damon L. Jacobs about harm reduction as it relates to vaping, drugs, PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention, and COVID-19. (DAMON'S BIO IS BELOW)

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**ABOUT DAMON L. JACOBS**

Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a tireless HIV prevention advocate who focuses his work on health, love, and pleasure. Through his clinical work, Damon has helped hundreds of couples and individuals create joyful and peaceful relationships.

He is also the author of the books RATIONAL RELATING and ABSOLUTELY SHOULD-LESS. Damon is best known for championing the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through his work on social media, news print, broadcast appearances, and is featured as one of 35 “Leading HIV Activists” by The Advocate.

His trainings have helped thousands to learn practical skills for living an empowered and fulfilling life. His work has been featured on MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, The Dan Savage LoveCast, New York Magazine, Fox News Latino, New York WPIX 11, ABC News.Com (Tampa), Al Jazeera America , The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Huffington Post Live, Daily Xtra, Queens Public Access,HIV Equal, Broadway World, POZ Magazine, Feast Of Fun, The Body.com, The Bilerico Project, Affect Magazine, Globo TV (Brazil), RTL Nieuws (Dutch), and more.

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