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This website provides information about some of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) experienced by gay men (HIV-positive or HIV-negative).

Not everyone with an STI will experience the symptoms described on this site. Some people may have no obvious symptoms, others mild symptoms and some more severe.

Even without symptoms, you may still have an STI and still be able to pass it on - only testing will let you know.

If you think you have an STI, get a check up. If your regular doctor doesn’t see many gay or bisexual men, or you don’t want them to know you have sex with men, try a different doctor or go to a sexual health clinic. There is a list of sexual health clinics listed on this website.

While the best way to prevent HIV transmission among men is to have safe sex by using a condom and water based lubricant for anal sex, condoms will not prevent transmission of some other STIs.

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