Prioritizing the Health of MSM: Extragenital STD Screening Call-to-Action

Recent data from the CDC demonstrated that for the third consecutive year, national increases were observed for new infections of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately impacted by these STDs. STD screening of MSM, specifically of the throat and rectum, needs to improve. This is a call to action for health departments and medical providers to normalize extragenital STD screening, also known as 3-site testing.

The Gay Men's Health Equity Work Group (GMHE) developed a Call-to-Action and supplemental infographics encouraging improved STD screening of MSM, specifically of the throat and rectum. GMHE is a collaboration of members from the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and NASTAD with expertise in the sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

The Call-to-Action and accompanying infographics and images can be downloaded below.

PDFs

Extragenital Call-to-Action Statement

GMHE Infographic 1

GMHE Infographic 2

Image Files

GMHE Infographic Panel 1

GMHE Infographic Panel 2

GMHE Infographic Panel 3

GMHE Infographic Panel 4

GMHE Infographic Panel 5