3.2 Sexuality: HIV – Assessing Risk

HIV is still a significant component of the sexual health of many LGBTIQ patients. Taking a thorough sexual history can help ascertain sexual risk with greater accuracy. Being aware of common risk factors can guide treatment and potentially prevent HIV infection by treating early exposure. In the medical literature, Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM) is often used to simplify complex identities. Throughout the following scenario, MSM might be used to describe the experiences of gay, bisexual and queer men.  Consider the following scenario:

Sashin is a 22 year old patient who presents for a check-up. They are concerned about HIV after having unprotected sex last night”

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