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Inclusivity That Is Accepting: Embracing Different Sexualities

(from the February 2022 ACP Internist)

By George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, ACP President, and Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP

Everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserves equal access to health care resources, benefits, and protections available to others.

As a gay man in the 1980s, the AIDS pandemic dominated not only my life as a medical student but also my personal life. When I got home from my clinical rotations, which were often populated by patients succumbing to AIDS, conversations with my partner often turned to friends, acquaintances, and neighbors who were struggling with the uniformly fatal infection. Anthony Fauci, MD, was leading the scientific race to find a cure, and in my mind, there was no bigger superhero.

Read the full article in ACP Internist.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

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