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Gay and bisexual men are part of a very diverse community. They have both shared and unique experiences and situations that affect their physical and mental health needs as well as their ability to get high quality health services. This website provides an overview of the different health and other issues faced by gay and bisexual men.

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For Your Health
a gay coupleInformation and guidance from CDC 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 improve gay and bisexual men's health.

Gay and Bisexual Men's Health Topics

Stigma and Discrimination
Learn more about how negative and unfair beliefs and treatment can affect health and well-being.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
More information on STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HPV, and syphilis.
Suicide and Violence Prevention
More about suicide prevention and intimate partner violence.
Tobacco Use and Smoking
Learn more about the health effects of smoking and how you can quit.
LGBT Health
Learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health.
Learn more about HIV, testing, and prevention.
Viral Hepatitis
Learn more about Hepatitis A, B, and C.
Substance Abuse
Find out more about alcohol and drug abuse.
Mental Health
Information towards positive mental health for gay and bisexual men.
Professional Resources
Find guidelines and recommendations, MMWRs, fact sheets, and other resources for public health and medical professionals.

Featured Videos

Jonathan Mermin PrEP for HIV Prevention Dr. Jonathan Mermin talks about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP for HIV prevention, a daily pill for adults who have a higher risk for HIV, including gay and bisexual men.

Public Health and HIV Prevention
Dr. Jonathan Mermin discusses the response of public health officials to the HIV epidemic.


Prevention Through Health Care

Make conversation before you make out. Click here for a few conversation starters. Start Talking. Stop HIV.

Testing Makes Us Stronger

Find an STD testing site near you.


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