Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31827b9e89
Note/Case Report

Health Care Use and Opportunities for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

Meites, Elissa MD, MPH*; Krishna, Nevin K. MS, MPH; Markowitz, Lauri E. MD*; Oster, Alexandra M. MD

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Abstract

Abstract: We studied 2941 young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System data. Within the past 12 months, 88.9% used health care, suggesting many opportunities for recommended care including human papillomavirus vaccination. However, only 61.3% disclosed male-male sexual attraction/behavior to a provider, which may result in some opportunities being missed.

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