Anyways... (via LifeLube, via AIDSMap)
Gay men should have rectal tests for chlamydia as part of their routine sexual health care, investigators recommend in an article published in the online edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Researchers found that more gay men had rectal infection with chlamydia than had urethral chlamydia or rectal gonorrhoea. Furthermore, the majority of rectal chlamydia infections were asymptomatic and would therefore have been missed without routine testing.Right. So, I told you that.
They also found that over a third of the men with rectal chlamydia were HIV-positive.
What I should also tell gay men is this: you should probably have an anal pap smear done to check for carcinogenic growths related to anal HPV, and you should probably encourage the FDA to start testing the HPV vaccine on men against the above mentioned disease.
YEA! STDs!!! Aren't they fun?