Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men

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This chapter provides a overview of prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among gay and bisexual men. Descriptive epidemiology is presented for bacterial (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia), viral (human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, and human herpes virus 8), and enteric STDs. It discusses various factors responsible for disparate rates of STDs among MSM and identifies promising approaches for resolving disparities, including enhanced surveillance, improved and expanded testing and treatment services, and enhanced community-based responses to STDs among gay and bisexual men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnequal Opportunity
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863815
ISBN (Print)9780195301533
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Chlamydia
  • Enteric STDs
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Health promotion
  • Human herpesvirus 8
  • Human papillomavirus
  • STDs
  • Sexual health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Syphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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