MSM, PrEP, and STIs: The Clinical Perspective

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Both the on-going syphilis and HIV epidemics are highly concentrated among men who have sex with men. While PrEP has been proven to reduce HIV transmission, it is not designed to prevent sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. What does the evidence say about reducing STI risk in MSM, and how can it be most effectively applied in practice? 

In this podcast, Dr. Matthew Spinelli — Assistant Professor in the Division of HIV, ID, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital — takes us to the clinic to explain what providers can do to help their patients avoid acquiring and transmitting STIs.