Sexual health issues in gay and bisexual men - Massimo Giola

Date Published: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 08:45
Duration: 
47:55

Massimo Giola talks about sexual health issues in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. Massimo is a sexual health and general infectious disease physician for the Bay of Plenty DHB. He holds a PHD in HIV drugs pharmacokinetics and is on the board of trustees for the New Zealand AIDS foundation.

 

Topics:

  • Overview of epidemiology of  HIV in NZ and world
  • Risk factors 
  • Communication tips for facilitating a patient to open up about their sexuality
  • The sexual health consultation questions
  • STI Screening best practice
  • Key preventative messages to promote
  • Pre exposure prophylaxis drugs
  • Who should we encourage to start prep treatment?
  • Alternate prescribing approaches?
  • What side effects to communicate
  • HPV vaccination

Take home message

  • Screening best practice: We all need to be up to date with asymptomatic STI screenings in MSM.

Clinician resources

MSM sexual health and STI screening:

HIV & STI epidemiology and prevention in NZ:

Specific HIV PEP & PrEP guidelines:

 

Presenter

Massimo Giola
Consultant Physician

To contact Massimo Click here.

 

  

 

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