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Study Confirms International Outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Hep C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be spread in ways similar to HIV, particularly through sharing or receiving the following:

equipment for substance use

tattooing needles

contaminated blood or blood products

HCV infects the liver and can cause inflamma...

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Growing Syphilis Epidemic Among HIV-Infected MSM in New York City

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers...

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Biological and Demographic Causes of High HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevalence in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. MSM and heterosexual networks are distinguished by biologically determined sexual role segregation among heterosexual individuals but not among MSM, and by anal/vaginal transmiss...

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U.S. Study Finds High Sildenafil (Viagra) Use Among Men Who Have Sex With Men; Use Is Associated With Unprotected Sex, HIV Status

Researchers in the study sought to examine Viagra use among men who have sex with men (MSM) and its relationship to risk behavior for HIV and STDs. They conducted a population-based telephone survey of MSM in San Francisco and collected information o...

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Trends in Primary and Secondary Syphilis and HIV Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, 1998-2002

Because syphilis infection facilitates acquisition and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),1,2 recent outbreaks of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in major U.S. cities,3 including San Francisco and Los Angeles,4,5 and re...

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Hepatitis Immunization Rates Remain Less Than Half for Gay and Bisexual Men

San Francisco -- Though immunization rates for hepatitis A and B among men who have sex with men continue to improve, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) President Christopher E. Harris, MD, says that the numbers are "just not good enough," an...

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Rectal Health

Speaker: Stephen E. Goldstone, M.D., Board Certified General Surgeon

What Is HPV? How Many People Have HPV? How Do You Get HPV? What Does It Mean if I Have HPV? Screening Method: Rectal Exams and Anal Paps What Can Be Done to Treat HPV? ...