Here's a summary of key recommendations for the primary care practitioner for the care of men who have sex with men from a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Caring for men who have sex with men (MSM) presents many challenges for the primary care practitioner. A recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine is a very comprehensive and readable review of currently-recommended approaches and diagnostic studies to order at each visit.1
What follows is a summary list of the article’s key recommendations, along with some additional comments of my own.
1. Wilkin T. Primary care for men who have sex with men. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:854-862.
2. Jin F, Jansson J, Law M, et al. Per-contact probability of HIV transmission in homosexual men in Sydney in the era of HAART. AIDS. 2010;24:907-13.
3. Smith DK, Herbst JH, Zhang X, Rose CE. Condom effectiveness for HIV prevention by consistency of use among men who have sex with men in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015;68:337-344.