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Men who have Sex with Men

Case studies of provider to patient encounters covering cultural gaps in age, health literacy, trust and other socio-ethnic barriers. Cases also cover intra-ethnic variations among MSM and the need to avoid stereotyping in one's approach to care and treatment. 
The following are chosen from the AETC-NMC collection of case studies and focus on scenarios involving MSM:
Case Study 13 Alex is a 26-year-old Latino who has been married for eight years. He has a wife and three young children. He is returning to the clinic for his first follow-up visit after receiving an HIV diagnosis the previous week. Read more...
Case Study 19

John is a 65-year-old white man who has sex with men and who presents with anal lesions and rectal bleeding. A blood test reveals that John is positive for HIV antibodies and has a CD4+ T cell count that is below 200 cells/mm3. Read more...

Case Study 21

John, an 18 year-old African American male, presents to his primary care physician (Dr. Beal) for enlarged lymph nodes. He reports swelling in his throat for the past two weeks and believes he is experiencing some continuing effects from a “really bad” case of the flu he had two weeks ago. Read more...

Case Study 26

Pedro is a 18-year-old Mexican youth. He is a seasonal worker who spends four months each year in the US working as a day laborer. He has a girlfriend and a 2 month old son in Mexico. He sends financial support to his family when he can. Read more...


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