Viral Hepatitis And Men Who Have Sex with Men
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at elevated risk for certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, many MSM have not been adequately vaccinated against viral hepatitis. Approximately 15%–25% of all new Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the United States are among MSM. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccination for MSM. Because of higher rates of infection among this population, CDC also recommends testing MSM for chronic HBV infection.
Guidelines and Recommendations
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010
Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations for Adults; Appendix
PDF version [PDF - 40 pages]: (with appendices)
MMWR 2006 ;55(RR-16)