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Sexually transmitted diseases and sexual behavior in men attending an outpatients' clinic for gay men in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Diakonhjemmets Sykehus.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6185-9618
2000 (English)In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ISSN 0001-5555, E-ISSN 1651-2057, Vol. 80, no 2, p. 136-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diagnosed in men attending an outpatients' clinic for gay men from 1983 to 1997 and the results from a questionnaire survey concerning sexual behaviour conducted in 1994-96 are reported. The prevalence of gonorrhoea and chlamydia has decreased during the period, although in 1997 there was a micro-epidemic of gonorrhoea in gay men in Gothenburg. The results indicate that the reservoir of syphilis and hepatitis B in the gay population was eradicated during the early 1980s. Of altogether 1,808 HIV tests performed, 3.0% (n=55) were positive. In the questionnaire, the majority claimed they had sufficient knowledge on how HIV is transmitted, while 11.3% stated that they lacked that knowledge. Half of the patients stated that they had a steady sexual partner. Starting a new relationship was the most common reason (69%) for HIV screening. The use of condoms in anal and oral sex was 88% and 31%, respectively. Of those practising anal sex, 4% stated that they never used a condom. The prevalence of STDs has decreased in this period of time and safer sex is fairly well accepted, but the results also tell us that there is still a need for dedicated clinics like ours.

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2000. Vol. 80, no 2, p. 136-9
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394306PubMedID: 10877137OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-394306DiVA, id: diva2:1358543
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