Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. Research has shown that the following are some of the most common health concerns faced by gay and bisexual men. While they may not all apply to each individual, they are important concerns for men and their health care providers to be aware of. Intimate partner violence often involves manipulation and control.
Let go of biphobia: It makes bisexual men vulnerable to health problems
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Homosexuality and heterosexuality seem to be artificial terms defined by human society obsessed by order. Human traits can be genetically determined in two ways: discrete, like eye color, or along a continuum, like height. Studies have shown that sexual orientation actually lies on a smooth continuum and the way people state their orientation is often a poor predictor of their true sexual behaviors. In the end, sexual orientation range and flexibility or "choice" of the person in expressing that orientation, do matter. And higher acceptance towards bisexual men could lower their secrecy and potential health risks. Until we begin to accept that individuals are not 'black-and-white' in terms of their sexual orientations and behaviors, the myths and stereotypes surrounding male bisexuality will continue to flourish," said Brian Dodge, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University Bloomington, whose collaborators at Columbia University and the University of Florida have investigated in the last five years New York City black and Latino bisexual men. The team shows that HIV prevention efforts must target both women and men regarding their male partners, as they can be bisexual.
PrEP use jumps to 35 percent among gay and bi men at risk of HIV
Download and Share This Infographic image icon. Source: CDC. But trends varied for different groups of gay and bisexual men. It is important for gay and bisexual men to know their HIV status so they can take medicine to treat HIV if they have the virus. Taking HIV medicine every day can make the viral load undetectable.
Understand important health issues for gay men and men who have sex with men — from sexually transmitted infections to depression — and get tips for taking charge of your health. All men face certain health risks. However, gay men and men who have sex with men have some specific health concerns. Although your individual risks are shaped by many factors beyond your sexual orientation and practices — including family history and age — it's important to understand common health issues for gay men and steps you can take to stay healthy. Men who have sex with men are at increased risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections.