Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Youth.

TitleHuman Immunodeficiency Virus, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Youth.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWood SM, Salas-Humara C, Dowshen NL
JournalPediatr Clin North Am
Volume63
Issue6
Pagination1027-1055
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN1557-8240
Abstract

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and questioning youth represent a diverse population who are affected by many sexual health inequities, including increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). To provide comprehensive sexual health care for LGBT youth, providers should set the stage with a nonjudgmental, respectful tone. Providers should be competent in recognizing symptoms of STIs and HIV and aware of the most up-to-date screening guidelines for LGBT youth. Sexual health visits should also focus on prevention, including safer sex practices, HIV pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis, family planning, and immunization for hepatitis and human papillomavirus.

DOI10.1016/j.pcl.2016.07.006
Alternate JournalPediatr. Clin. North Am.
PubMed ID27865332