Category Archives: Medical

Invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men

“The occurrence of clusters of invasive meningococcal disease among MSM [men who have sex with men] in European metropolitan centres caused by a strain that has been associated with a similar outbreak with a high case-fatality rate in New York … Continue reading

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HAART Drugs Less Effective Against Homosexual Contact

“Study finds HIV-infected men who have sex with men at risk for spreading HIV despite taking HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy]. ….Because MSM are more vulnerable to HIV infection than heterosexual men, this information has potential clinical significance for the … Continue reading

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Link Between Sexual Orientation and Cancer – Cancer Network

“A study published in the journal Cancer on May 9, 2011 has now specifically examined the cancer survivorship of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual population… ….Furthermore, recent studies have shown that same-sex sexual contact is linked to a higher incidence … Continue reading

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Rapid Upsurge of Drug-resistant HIV for Gays

“Drug-resistant strains of HIV have already been documented in San Francisco and elsewhere in the US, and Europe. Now a model of their transmission, based on studies of gay San Francisco men, forecasts a rapid upsurge in the next five … Continue reading

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Gay and bisexual men have the highest rates of the disease, and 90 percent of the cases reported last year involved men who have sex with men.”

“Syphilis was all but eradicated in King County in the early 1990s. Public Health-Seattle and King County official say they don’t fully understand why it’s made such a comeback. Gay and bisexual men have the highest rates of the disease, … Continue reading

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HIV and syphilis rates highest among men choosing gay sex

HIV and syphilis rates highest among men choosing gay sex HIV: “44 times that of other men” Syphilis: “46 times that of others – 71 times more than women” CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS – Infectious Disease News March 10, … Continue reading

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CDC: US Gay and Bi-sexual Men 50 Times More Likely to Get HIV Infection than others

CDC: US Gay and Bi-sexual Men 50 Times More Likely to Get HIV Infection than others Friday August 28, 2009 http://aids.about.com/b/2009/08/28/gay-and-bi-sexual-men-times-more-likely-to-get-hiv-infection.htm

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