Views from the front lines: STIs and gay men


CATIE, 2015

We spoke to three service providers to find their views and approaches to the issues related to the rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in gay men.

The following three questions were asked of the three service providers:

  • Within your organization, what are you doing to address the rising rates of STIs among gay men?
  • Current STI testing and screening efforts are often inadequate. Healthcare providers do not always offer STI testing to gay men, and among those who do, testing is often focused only on the penis, not areas such as the throat and rectum. What can we do to improve current STI testing and screening efforts among Canadian healthcare providers?
  • As the new biomedical prevention technologies such as treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) don’t rely on condoms exclusively, how do you think this will affect your prevention services and programs for gay men?

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By J Pope

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