Category Archives: men

  1. Health Care Influenced by Masculinity

    via Daily Collegian, by Roy Ribitzky Men’s assumed and undeserving position in society is coming at a huge cost to our health. The performance of hegemonic masculinity is forcing men of all races, classes and education to sacrifice their mental and physical health. Men are expected to be strong, athletic, successful, competitive, in control, relentless, risk takers, Read More >>

    female health, gay men, men, standards of care
  2. Oral HPV More Common in Men Than Women

    via The New York Times, by Anahad O’Connor About one in 15 Americans is infected with oral human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus that causes throat cancers, and the disease is especially common among men, new research shows. The research is the first major study to document the nationwide prevalence of oral human papillomavirus, or HPV, a Read More >>

    HPV, men, oral sex, United States, women
  3. HPV Vaccine against Anal HPV Infection and Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia

    via The New England Journal of Medicine, by Joel M. Palefsky, M.D., Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., Stephen Goldstone, M.D., Edson D. Moreira, Jr., M.D., Carlos Aranda, M.D., Heiko Jessen, M.D., Richard Hillman, M.D., Daron Ferris, M.D., Francois Coutlee, M.D., Mark H. Stoler, M.D., J. Brooke Marshall, Ph.D., David Radley, M.S., Scott Vuocolo, Ph.D., Richard M. Haupt, M.D., Read More >>

    efficacy, HPV, men, MSM, vaccine
  4. The Rape of Men

    via The Guardian, by Will Storr Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world’s Read More >>

    Africa, men, MSM, rape, Uganda, United Nations
  5. High prevelance of anal pre-cancerous lesions in men with HIV

    Via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter Prevalence and incidence of high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive men who are taking antiretroviral therapy are high, Canadian investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. A low nadir CD4 cell count and infection with HPV types 16 and 18 were associated with an increased risk of developing high-grade Read More >>

    anal cancer, antiretroviral therapy, gay men, HAART, HIV/AIDS, HPV, infectious disease, men, pre-cancerous
  6. FDA approves Gardasil to prevent anal cancer [Dec 22]

    Read the press release from the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today [December 22] approved the vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer and associated precancerous lesions due to human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 in people ages 9 through 26 years. Click here for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis press Read More >>

    anal cancer, anal sex, Gardasil, men, women
  7. Age-Specific Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Anal Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among Men Who Have Sex with Women and Men Who Have Sex with Men

    via The Journal of Infectious Diseases Background An increasing incidence of anal cancer among men suggests a need to better understand anal canal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among human immunodeficiency virus–negative men. Methods Genotyping for HPV was conducted on cells from the anal canal among men who have sex with women (MSW) and men who have sex Read More >>

    anal health, gay men, heterosexuality, HPV, men, MSM, women
  8. External Genital Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Associated Factors Among Heterosexual Men on 5 Continents

    via The Journal of Infectious Diseases Background We examined the baseline prevalence of penile, scrotal, and perineal/perianal human papillomavirus (HPV) in heterosexual men (HM). We also evaluated baseline characteristics of HM to assess factors associated with prevalent HPV detection. Methods We tested serum samples from 3463 HM aged 16–24 years with 1–5 lifetime female sexual partners for Read More >>

    heterosexuality, HPV, men
  9. Via IPS Kenya: “More Men Preventing HIV Transmission to their Unborn Children”

    From IPS, by Isaiah Esipisu Pastor Joseph Muhembeli and his wife, Beatrice, queue at the Vihiga health centre with their six-month-old daughter for their prevention of mother-to-child treatment (PMTCT). But before long, as per the clinic’s policy, the couple are whisked to the front of the line – all because Muhembeli has accompanied his wife for the Read More >>

    HIV transmission, Kenya, men, pregnancy, Women's Health
  10. Viagra users more likely to have STDs

    Men, who use erectile dysfunction drugs like , are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases as compared to non-users, revealed a study. The findings indicate that physicians who prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs for their male patients should be sure to discuss the importance of safer sex practices, even with older patients. For the study, the researchers Read More >>

    erectile dysfunction, men, STD, Viagra