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Addressing HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections among LGBTQ People: A Primer for Health Centers

Addressing HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections among LGBTQ People: A Primer for Health Centers

 

Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face an increased risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The increased risk of HV and STIs in these populations stems from both social and biological factors.Health center clinicians can help address HIV and STIs among LGBTQ people by screening appropriately based on a comprehensive sexual history, providing culturally appropriate safer sex counseling, and offering biomedical prevention strategies, such as vaccinations and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HV (PrEP).

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