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Gay men 'need better health care'


“According to a survey...” A survey, OK yes let’s reorganise the NHS. So health services tend to focus on matters of gay men’s sexuality rather than the presenting health issues, whether that’s the drug abuse, the self-harm, the suicide attempt or the injury resulting from an assault... um ...sounds like a survey NT needs to take a more critical look. It is a sad fact that health services don’t tend to do social care, nor are they leading change in the prevailing socio-cultural context and the underpinning values that might be part of the underlying cause of many of the problems it apparently ignores when experienced by gay men, but maybe that’s because it isn't the job of the health service? I’m sure it’s true that the NHS is concerned with the sexual health of gay men, given that this survey found that just 1 in 3 have never been tested for HIV perhaps gay men they should focus more on their sexual health too.

Posted date

25 April, 2012

Posted time

10:47 pm