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

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New CDC analysis suggests gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for extragenital STDs [i.e., chlamydia or gonorrhea in the throat or rectum] (April 11, 2019)

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 2018 STD Surveillance Report. (October 8, 2019)

Fact Sheets and Brochures

Just Diagnosed? New fact sheet provides the three steps you can take if you were recently diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia, including resources to help you talk to your partner.

Shigella Infections among Gay & Bisexual Men — CDC fact sheet that provides general information and prevention tips for MSM about the diarrheal disease, Shigellosis.

What Gay, Bisexual and Men Who Have Sex with Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases – CDC fact sheet.

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

HPV and Men – CDC fact sheet that provides general statistics, prevention, and vaccination information about HPV for men.

Success Story
Success Story
The Alaska Division of Public Health, CDC, and community members worked together to get to the bottom of a syphilis outbreak in Anchorage.