Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men MSM represent an incredibly diverse community. The resources on this page provide an overview of the impact of STDs on MSM as well as prevention and treatment information. June 4, October 8,
Defining Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) | SpringerLink
Eight specific indicators are proposed, some of them similar to the core indicators, but with an adapted formulation. Combining the data for main and casual partners will provide an overall figure. Where possible, it should be measured annually, but in some countries the information is collected once every two or three years. Has a man had unprotected anal intercourse UAI in the last 12 months with a sexual partner whose HIV status was the same as his own i. Where possible it should be measured annually, but in some countries the information is collected once every two or three years.
Men who have sex with men MSM , also known as males who have sex with males , are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they identify themselves. The term MSM was created in the s by epidemiologists to study the spread of disease among men who have sex with men, regardless of identity. It does not describe any specific sexual activity, and which activities are covered by the term depends on context. First, it was pursued by epidemiologists seeking behavioral categories that would offer better analytical concepts for the study of disease-risk than identity-based categories such as "gay", " bisexual ", or "straight" , because a man who self-identifies as gay or bisexual is not necessarily sexually active with men, and someone who identifies as straight might be sexually active with men.
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