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Homosexual vs. heterosexual stds

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country.

Women and gay men carry...

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. Some types of HPV can cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancers.

Risk Factors for STDs for...

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men. All sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men should be tested regularly for STDs.

The only way to know your STD status is to get tested you can search for a testing site. CDC recommends sexually active gay and bisexual men test for.

Sometimes your doctor or health care provider may suggest a herpes blood test.

Your doctor can offer you the best care if you discuss Homosexual vs. heterosexual stds sexual history openly. You should have a doctor or provider you are comfortable with. To get the maximum protection from using condoms, a new condom must be used correctly each time you have sex. Read more about how to use a condom consistently and correctly. For anyone, being sexually active means you are at risk for STDs. However, you can do many things to protect your health.

You can learn about how STDs are spread and how you can lower your chances of getting them. The HPV vaccine is also recommended for men up to age Getting tested regularly and getting vaccinated are both important, but there are other things you can do to reduce your risk for STDs.

If you know your STD status, you can take steps to protect yourself and your partners. Some STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can be cured with medication.

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