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LGBTQ Health Services at AU

The SHC’s LGBTQ Health Initiative addresses the special health care needs of LGBTQ students, and provides health services for LGBTQ students requesting:

 

  • General medical care from a member of the LGBTQ community (or from a LGBTQ-positive clinician).
  • Immunizations against diseases particularly prevalent in the LGBTQ population.
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) against HIV
  • Sexually transmitted disease counseling and testing by a clinician familiar with the concerns of LGBTQ individuals. Screening for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, and visual screening for HPV.
  • Screenings and referral for mental health issues (related to coming-out, depression, anxiety, relationship issues) which frequently affect members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Transgender hormone initiation and maintenance.

Appointments can be made online or by calling 202-885-3380. The LGBTQ Health Services are located in the Student Health Center on the first floor of McCabe Hall. Students calling should request an appointment with Dr. David Reitman (the LGBTQ Health Initiative director), or with one of the other clinicians. There are no additional fees, beyond standard visit fees and lab work, for students participating in the LGBTQ Health Initiative.

Some helpful resources:

What are the top 10 things that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons should know about staying healthy?

For men who have sex with men (both cis and trans): It’s not just about HIV testing! Are you thinking about getting “tested?” Find out what tests you should be getting when you visit your healthcare provider.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Dr. David Reitman (Reitman@american.edu.)