LGBTQ

Spotlight on OUTMed
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
In an effort to shed light on the importance of incorporating LGBTQ+ health in medical curriculums and understanding the role that dermatologists play in caring for LGBTQ+ patients, Next Steps in Derm reached out to Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of LGBTQ Initiatives in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackwell’s active inv …
PrEP: What Dermatologists Need to Know
PrEp Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
As dermatologists, we are well-versed in the sequelae of HIV infection.  Thankfully, HIV is now manageable for most patients due to the availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy in which some of the same medications used in HAART regimens are taken by patients who are at risk for HIV infection in order to prevent …
Developing a Competent Approach to LGBTQ+ Patients
LGBTQ Health Series
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. What better time to start our new series on caring for LGBTQ+ patients.  As Pride Month draws to a close, let’s focus on some of the ways we can take a competent approach to our LGBTQ+ patients year-round. You Don’t Have to Know Everything As an LGBTQ+ physician, I can tell you that this is the first way that healthcare providers get tripped up when caring for L …