Sexually Transmitted Intestinal Diseases

  • Linda Rabeneck
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


Sexual transmission of enteric pathogens was first suggested by Most in 1968, when he described several cases of enteric infection occurring in homosexual men in New York City in a paper entitled “Manhattan: A tropic isle?”1 Subsequently, numerous studies have documented the increased prevalence of both enteric parasites and bacteria in homosexual men.2–7


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Chlamydia Trachomatis Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Male Homosexual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Rabeneck
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of British Columbia, and St. Paul’s HospitalVancouverCanada

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