Wednesday, March 12, 2008

STIs Among Gay Men Often Not Detected

N.Y.Times: Sex Diseases in Many Gay Men Go Unfound, Experts Say, by Lawrence Altman:

Many cases of sexually transmitted diseases are escaping detection because gay men are not being tested each year as advised, federal health officials said Wednesday. And if the men do show up, the officials added, many doctors and clinics are not following screening recommendations.

But more cases could be detected if the government approved new ways to use a type of DNA test that is already on the market, the officials and researchers said in a news conference at a scientific meeting in Chicago.

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