Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National LGBT Health Education Center
Topic: Mental Health/Health
Population Focus: Criminal Justice Involved LGBTQ, LGBTQ Adults, LGBTQ Elders, LGBTQ Military Service Members, LGBTQ Youth, Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ, Rural LGBTQ, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive MSM, and recognize the relationship of trauma to overall health and decreased engagement in primary care among HIV-positive MSM. This brief also outlines the promising practices in trauma-informed care to improve engagement of HIV-positive MSM in behavioral health and primary care.