A report by Public Health England in September 2014, shows that MSM (Men who have sex with Men) are at a higher risk of contracting and passing on an STI.
The report found that MSM made up 2% of London’s population (thought the be higher than elsewhere in the country) but accounted for 24% of new STIs in 2013. The report found:
In good news: the report found that most MSM had had a sexual health check, and the take up of screening was increasing (which is one reason that more STIs are being found – more people are getting tested). Less than half of MSM had had an HIV test in the last year.
The report recommends various things to Public Health Boards, but in particular for MSM:
Better2Know’s medical team has put together three STI screens specifically tailored for MSM. These are comprehensive screens put together by experts to meet and exceed Public Health England’s requirement for an annual STI test. If you have any further questions please ask us below or on the phone number above.
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