Australian testing guidelines for MSM
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia are disproportionately and increasingly affected by sexually transmissible infections (STIs) including HIV.
Many STIs do not lead to symptomatic presentations, therefore regular STI testing will identify a large number of infections which would otherwise remain undiagnosed and untreated.
These guidelines have been developed to encourage regular STI screening of MSM, including those with HIV, who do not have symptoms of STIs. The recommendations include STI testing at anatomical sites other than the location of any symptoms which may have prompted a clinical consultation.
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This resource is published by the nswsti programs unit, NSW Government