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Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

Men who have sex with men (MSM) have higher rates of STDs such as syphilis and HIV.

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community. However, these men are disproportionately impacted by syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The resources on this page provide an overview of the impact of STDs on MSM as well as prevention and treatment information.

Webinars, Podcasts and Videos

Comprehensive Sexual Health Care for Sexually and Gender Minority Patients in the HAART and PrEP Era
by Kenneth Mayer, MD - Thursday, December 3, 2015: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Risks and Resiliencies: HIV and STIs among Gay Men, other Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Globally - September 3, 2015: by Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, FRCPC, View Recording

HPV Vaccine Now Recommended for Boys and Young Men - In this CDC Expert Commentary Dr. Eileen Dunne discusses the 2011 recommendations to vaccinate MSM against HPV. (March 19, 2012)


2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - MSM - STD screening and treatment information for MSM. (June 4, 2015)

STDs in MSM - An overview of statistics and data collection methods based on the 2013 STD Surveillance Report. (December 16, 2014)

Fact Sheets and Brochures

Shigella Infections among Gay & Bisexual Men -- CDC fact sheet that provides general information and prevention tips for MSM about the diarrheal disease, Shigellosis.  (April 9, 2015)

What Gay, Bisexual and Men Who Have Sex with Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases - CDC fact sheet. (September 26, 2013)

Syphilis & MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) - CDC fact sheet that provides general statistics, prevention, and testing information about syphilis for MSM. (September 1, 2010)

HPV and Men - CDC fact sheet that provides general statistics, prevention, and vaccination information about HPV for men. (December 22, 2014)