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Gay Health

Justin Bowen Neisler, MD and Kimberly Insel, MD, MPH Reviewed 06/2019
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Health disparities exist among sexual minority groups (gay or lesbian and bisexual) and between sexual minority groups and heterosexuals; disparities are far reaching and include dif...

DIAGNOSIS

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

    • STIs among MSM are increasing. In 2016, MSM accounted for approximately 58% of new cases of primary and secondary syphilis.

    • Behaviors that increase risk ...

ONGOING CARE

Obtaining a history 
  • Establish with patients that information related to sexual orientation is confidentially asked of all patients to assist in providing them the best care.

  • Avoid labeling...

REFERENCES

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Kim DK, Riley LE, Hunter P; for Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older, United States, 2018. Ann Intern Med. ...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Adelson S, Stroeh O, Ng Y. Development and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth in pediatric practice. Pediatr Clin North Am.  2016;63(6):971–983. [Vie...

CODES

ICD10

  • Z11.59 Encounter for screening for other viral diseases

  • Z11.4 Encounter for screening for human immunodeficiency virus

  • Z72.52 High risk homosexual behavior

  • Z20.2 Contact w and exposure to infe...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Provide gay, bisexual, and MSM with the same comprehensive primary care delivered to all patients.

  • Create a welcoming, open, nonjudgmental, and inclusive environment of care.

  • All sexuall...

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