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Unequal OpportunityHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States$
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Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, and Ronald O. Valdiserri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301533

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.001.0001

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Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men

Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men

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(p.159) 6 Sexually Transmitted Infections among Gay and Bisexual Men
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Unequal Opportunity
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Ronald O. Valdiserri

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0006

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.

Keywords:   sexual health, STDs, sexually transmitted diseases, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Human papillomavirus, genital herpes, Human herpesvirus 8, Enteric STDs, health promotion

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