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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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...and gay.

I have celiac disease and I am a gay male living in northern VA.

Does anybody know of any dating sites or support groups anywhere in the US for gay men with celiac's disease?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Guest jhmom

I am not sure a support group strictly for gay men exists, but here is a list of support groups in VA. I hope it helps:



Alexandria - Support Group

Contact: Juanita Ohanian

Washington Area Celiac Support Group

Tel: (301) 881-4018

Email: jaonebel@aol.com

Fax: 301-230-1970

Internet: http://www.dcceliacs.com

Arlington - Resource:

Contact: Chris Villa

Tel: (703) 536-9690

E-mail: Chris.Villa@marriott.com

Blacksburg - Support Group

Contact: John Tice

New River Valley CS Support Group

Blacksburg, VA

Tel: (540) 951-2126

E-mail: jtice1@johntice.com

Charlottesville - Support Group

Contact: Carol Rees Parrish MS, RD, CNSD

Celiac Sprue and Dermatitis Herpetiformis Support Group

Tel: (434) 924-8167

E-mail: crp3a@virginia.edu

Farmville - Support Group

Contact: Milt Weisman

Southside Community Hospital of Farmville

E-mail: Noonmark@CSTONE.NET

Madison - Resource:

Contact: Peter Warren

HC 7 Box 115

Madison, VA 22727

Tel: (540) 948-3037

E-mail: plwarren@vt.edu

Reston - Support Group

Contact: Daniel DuBravec

CSA Celiac Support Group of Northern Virginia Chapter #100

1511 North Point Dr #302

Reston, VA 20194

Tel: (703) 471-5047

E-mail: mvineyard40@aol.com

Richmond - Support Group

Contact: Carrie Martin

Richmond Celiac Sprue Support Group #87

Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.) - Richmond Chapter

Richmond, VA


E-mail: rcssg@home.com

Internet: http://www.rcssg.org/


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