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Providing Comprehensive Health Care to Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

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This edition of the City Health Information publication from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene presents recommendations for health care providers (Vol 33. No. 4;29-36).


  • Provide a welcoming environment for men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Take a sexual history as a routine part of primary care and remember that MSM may not identify as gay
  • Routinely screen for alcohol, drug use, tobacco use, depression, HIV, and other STIs
  • Counsel on consistent condom use and the new HIV prevention medications, PEP and PrEP
  • Vaccinate against human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A virus, and hepatitis B virus

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