MSM Fact sheets – HIV and STIs

In recent years there has seen an increase in rates of STI’s like Syphilis and Chlamydia among Black MSM and particularly among those who are already HIV positive. However, the vast majority of literature addressing sexual health and MSM is focused on HIV/AIDS. While this focus remains crucial, the majority of MSM are not HIV positive, and require culturally competent sexual health and wellness services. 

Your healthcare provider can offer you the best care if you discuss your sexual history openly. You should have a provider you are comfortable with Some STIs (like gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) can be treated with medication. If you believe you are at risk for contracting HIV or other STIs please get tested. (insert link: 

Risk Factors

Safe(r) Choices

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