STD Prevention for Gay, Bisexual and MSM
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83% of primary and secondary syphilis cases where the sex of sex partner was known in the United States. For men in the state of Georgia, there has been a (44.1%) increase in STD rate per 100,000 over the last 5 years (2014-2018) (OASIS, 2019). Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. HPV (Human papillomavirus), the most common STD in the United States, is also a concern for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Below are methods to help prevent STDs.
*This webpage was developed using the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Oasis (2019). Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Health Indicators for Planning (OHIP). https://oasis.state.ga.us. Accessed on November 1, 2020
Page last updated on 11/03/2020