Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 135–144

Sexually transmitted diseases in men who have sex with men: A clinical review

  • Jeffrey D. Klausner
  • William Wong

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-003-0050-6

Cite this article as:
Klausner, J.D. & Wong, W. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2003) 5: 135. doi:10.1007/s11908-003-0050-6


Increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men (MSM) have coincided with recent increases in sexual risk behaviors across the United States and Europe. The identification of same-sex sexual risk behavior in men and the subsequent risk for certain bacterial and viral infections requires competency in taking a sexual history. Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of STDs have made STD management easier for physicians and patients and expanded the ability of a variety of health care professionals to participate in the management of STDs. This review focuses on recent developments in the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of common STDs in MSM.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey D. Klausner
    • 1
  • William Wong
  1. 1.STD Prevention and Control ServicesSan Francisco Department of Public HealthSan FranciscoUSA