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

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).

Recommendations:

  • 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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