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

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, HIV/AIDS, Population Health.

Keywords: LGBTQ, Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: The National LGBT Health Education Center (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face an increased risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The increased risk of HIV 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 HIV (PrEP).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.