Tag archive for ‘men who have sex with men’
By Robert On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Family Research Council comes out against FDA MSM blood donation deferral recommendation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said in a statement today concerning blood donations and men who have sex with men (MSM), that after a review of scientific evidence relevant More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

HIV Prevention: Digital outreach efforts to reach at-risk younger men

(NEW YORK, NY, June 23, 2014) –While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts More...

By Robert On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Oregon reports rise in STDs, ‘These are definitely alarming’

Oregon health authorities are reporting jumps in three common sexually transmitted infections (STI) prompting officials to call the situation “alarming”. In a Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Communicable More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Gay and Bisexual Men account for the vast majority of syphilis cases in men during 2009–2012: CDC

Just 14 short years ago, the sexually transmitted infection, syphilis, was on the verge of elimination in the United States; however, that trend has turned around dramatically as “The Great Imitator” More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

LA County: Rise in meningococcal disease in MSM prompts new vaccine recommendations

In light of the increase of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) cases in Los Angeles County, health officials issued new recommendations yesterday concerning the vaccination of Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM). The More...

By Robert On Monday, March 10th, 2014

Gay dating apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, linked to syphilis increases in Syracuse area

A doubling in syphilis cases in Onondaga County in Central New York is being linked to, at least in part, the ease of finding sexual partners among gay men using the apps, Grindr and Adam4Adam, according to a Syracuse.com More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Older HIV-positive men who have sex with men at higher risk of HPV that cause anal cancer: Study

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women, is also known to cause anal cancer in both women and men. Now, a study led by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing has found that older More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Knowing HIV status lowers sexual risk among US gay and bisexual men

A new analysis of data from 20 major U.S. cities reveals continued signs of sexual risk among gay and bisexual men, but shows dramatically lower sexual risk among those who accurately know their HIV status. The More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 30th, 2013

NY State health officials expands on meningitis vaccine recommendations for MSM throughout state

In a follow up to recommendations from the New York City Health Department concerning meningitis vaccine in men who have sex with men (MSM), state health authorities are expanding the recommendations to be applicable More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 6th, 2012

San Francisco health officials suggest MSM consider meningitis vaccine if traveling to NYC

San Francisco flag Public domain image/Makaristos via Wikimedia Commons In a follow-up to a story last week, officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) are asking men who have sex with More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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NYC health officials issue expanded vaccine recommendations due to meningococcal disease outbreak among gay men

Two new cases of meningitis among men who have sex with men were reported over the past five weeks has prompted New York City health officials to  issue new recommendations  for vaccinating against invasive meningococcal More...



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