Objectives: To obtain basic facts and considered opinions from health care professionals and students nonlibrarian and librarian about the information needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered GLBT health care professionals and their interactions with medical librarians. Methods: The survey instrument was a Web-based questionnaire. A nonrandom sample of health care professionals and students librarian and nonlibrarian was obtained by posting messages to several large Internet electronic discussion groups GLBT and general and to randomly selected members of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Results: GLBT people have specific health information needs and concerns. The delivery of services needs to be done with privacy and respect for the feelings of the patron.
What You Need to Know About HIV in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the U.S.
Out Online: The Experiences of LGBT Youth on the Internet | GLSEN
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Highlighted CDC HIV Prevention Activities Concerning HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men
These Awareness Days urge individuals to have open dialogue about HIV with partners, peers, and families. The CDC is actively involved in providing information through surveillance and research to further understanding of HIV risk in affected populations. In most places in the United States, this meant directing resources to populations where HIV is most concentrated, including among MSM and communities of color. CDC is committed to the continued prioritizing of proven strategies for those at highest risk of HIV infection.
One emerging avenue for the exploration of adolescents' sexual orientation identity development is the Internet, since it allows for varying degrees of anonymity and exploration. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the role of the Internet in facilitating the sexual orientation identity development process of gay and bisexual male adolescents. Participants reported using a range of Internet applications as they explored and came to accept their sexual orientation identity, with the intended purpose and degree of anonymity desired determining which applications were used.