Testing for HIV and Sexually Transmissible Infections Within a Mainly Online Sample of Gay Men Who Engage in Group Sex
April 16, 2009
"Gay men who engage in group sex may be at increased risk of infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI)," the authors wrote in introducing the current report.
"Sex practices that risk the transmission of STI were common within this high-risk sample, whereas awareness of risk and the need for testing was high but not universal," the authors concluded. "Frank discussion with doctors of patients' group sex behavior also enhanced decisions about adequate testing. Gay men in group sex networks are an appropriate priority for sexual health screening."
Sexually Transmitted Infections
02.01.2009; Vol. 85: P. 70-74; G.P. Prestage, J. Hudson, F. Jin, N. Corrigan, P. Martin, A.E. Grulich, D. McInnes
HIV Testing Frequency Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics: Implications for HIV Prevention and Surveillance
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.