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Health Concerns for Gay Men

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Gay Men's Health Concerns
Stigma and prejudice still persists in many societies about Gay men and research indicates that only between 18% to 49% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual people disclose their sexual orientation to their physician. This will impact on health care, care provision and on the way in which health professionals are trained. There are a number of health issues that are important to Gay men. Men's Health has put links and information on the top health concerns of Gay men

Gays Have Higher Cancer Risk
According to the American Cancer Society, gay men are at increased risk for skin, prostate, colon and lung cancer.

Kaposi's Sarcoma
Kaposi's sarcoma is a form of cancer that affects areas such as bone, fat, connective tissue and blood.

Syphilis increase in Gay men
Syphilis is on the increase within the gay community. New York has seen a substantial increase over the past few years. There is also some association with the use of Viagra.

Body Shape
Body shape and self esteem are strongly related. Men are also catching up with women in the sense of feeling pressure to conform to an ideal. With the right exercise plan and lifestyle changes you can make the best out of what you've got.

Despite the safe-sex message, barebacking (unprotected anal intercourse) is on the increase. This article considers some of the reasons and wonders whether it's now safer to take the risk.

All about hepatitis including its history, the various types, how transmission occurs, signs, symptoms and diagnostic practices

Anal Papilloma Screening
A simple test that can save lives.

Signs of STD
Signs and symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease plus additional links for even more information.

What is hepatitis C?
It is estimated that up to 35 thousand new cases of hepatitis occur each year. Many carriers are symptom free. So what exactly is hepatitis C and how do we get it?

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