Russell “Rusty” Rooms, is the founder and lead Nurse Practitioner of Diversity Family Health, a private practice clinic specializing in the care of the LGBT+ community in Oklahoma, and previously the Health Equality Coordinator and Advanced Practice Nurse for OU Medicine. Diversity Family Health started as a small one room clinic in Oklahoma City responding to a need for LGBTQ people to receive quality care including HIV prevention and treatment and gender affirming hormone therapy. Diversity Family Health now provides primary and specialized care for the LGBT+ community in multiple clinics in Oklahoma and available through franchises throughout the United States. He has a doctoral degree in nursing practice with a focus in community and public health. He is a Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of experience in emergency care, hospital administration and now primary and specialized care to the LGBTQ community. He is an expert in the response to HPV and related anal cancers in men who have sex with men and is a member of the International Anal Neoplasia Society. He is also a faculty member of the South Central AIDS Education and Training Center.
Assessing HIV Risk in the LGBT+ Community
- Understand the LGBT+ culture and how verbal and non-verbal communication can positively or negatively impact your ability to care for patients.
- Recognize the importance of taking a sexual history in all patients
- Assess HIV risk in the LGBT+ community