A Clinician's Resource for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) - The MSM Toolkit
A PDF version of the toolkit is available: MSM Toolkit (PDF).
Effective communication around STDs is a challenge for many healthcare providers, especially with little time to provide comprehensive health care and social support services for patients.
Why focus on MSM?
A Clinician's Resource for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) - The MSM Toolkit is a resource designed to improve clinicians' knowledge, skills, and comfort in effectively diagnosing and managing STDs in MSM.
Disclaimer for public health clinical guidelines: These guidelines are intended to be used as an educational aid to help clinicians make informed decisions about patient care. The ultimate judgment regarding clinical management should be made by the health care provider in consultation with their patient in light of clinical data presented by the patient and the diagnostic and treatment options available. Further, these guidelines are not intended to be regulatory and not intended to be used as the basis for any disciplinary action against the health care provider.
Acronyms used in MSM Toolkit (PDF)
The following sections provide summaries and resources for the chapters within the MSM Toolkit (PDF).