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Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community. Gay and bisexual men have both shared and unique experiences and circumstances that affect their physical health and mental health needs as well as their ability to receive high-quality health services.

For Your Health
a gay couple CDC information and recommendations that can help you improve your health
CDC Programs At-A-Glance
CDC MSM Programs, picture of a gay coupleHighlights of CDC's efforts to monitor and improve the health of gay, bisexual, and other MSM

MSM Health Topics

Stigma and Discrimination
Learn more about stigma and discrimination that negatively affect the health and well-being of gay, bisexual and other MSM
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
More about Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Genital Herpes, HPV, and Syphilis
Suicide and Violence Prevention
More about Suicide Prevention and Intimate Partner Violence
Tobacco Smoking
Learn more about the health effects of smoking and how you can quit
LGBT Health
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community
Learn more about HIV/AIDS risk, testing, and prevention efforts for gay and bisexual men
Viral Hepatitis
Learn more about Hepatitis A, B, and C among gay and bisexual men
Substance Abuse
Helping persons who use drugs, including those living with HIV, to reduce or stop their drug abuse
Mental Health
Providing information towards positive mental health for gay, bisexual and other MSM
Professional Resources
Guidelines and Recommendations, MMWRs, Fact Sheets, New Media Resources, and National Organizations

Featured Videos

Resilience in HIV Affected Communities
Dr. Kevin Fenton, CDC’s Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, reflects on the resilience of communities across the United States affected by HIV.

HIV Treatment as Prevention
CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton discusses the use of medicine to prevent the transmission of HIV.

Public Health and HIV Prevention Efforts
Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, talks about the response of public health officials to the HIV epidemic.

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