LGBTQA Sexual Wellness Tips & Facts
Five Things To Know About LGBT STI
- MSM- have the highest risk of STIs, including HIV and other STIs. Infections can spread through oral, anal, and vaginal sex. But anyone who is engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse can develop STIs.
- The best way to find out if you have any STIs is to get tested— annual HIV, Syphilis, Hep B, chlamydia and gonorrhea, HPV, and if needed, herpes tests.
- The best ways to minimize infection risk are: Get vaccinated- HepA, Hep B, and HPV virus; know your partner, get tested before sex, avoid mixing drinking/drugs and sex.
- Minimize risky behavior- ex unprotected sex, anal sex, multiple partners, and use condoms.
- Use PrEP daily. Not as needed.
PrEP: 5 Important Things To Know
- Truvada and Descovy – Both can be used.
- Need to be HIV negative before starting on PrEP
- It needs to be used daily. It is not recommended to use a timed or non-continuous manner.
- Blood tests are needed before PrEP- HIV, HepB, HepC, pregnancy, STI, CMP- every three months.
- Side effects- Nausea, fatigue, headache, and wt. Loss.
We offer the following services for the LGBTQA community both in-office and telemedicine, with complete confidentiality and privacy. (Our Telemedicine platform is HIPAA compliant)
- PrEP and counseling.
- Weight loss services- we specialize in weight loss in the LGBT community.
- Antiaging for LGBT community
- Sexual wellness for the LGBT community.
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