Symptoms and diagnosis A form of the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia rarely seen in Europe and America since antibiotics became available, has been diagnosed in a cluster of gay men in the Netherlands, according to a paper published in the October 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. However, as the men reported sexual contacts across Europe, the investigators warn that LGV may have spread across western Europe. LGV is caused by a variant of Chlamydia. However, unlike other forms of Chlamydia it is invasive and affects the lymphatic system.
Rare sexually transmitted infection seen in a cluster of HIV-positive men
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Enteric diseases of homosexual men. Certain enteric ailments are particularly common among homosexual men. They are primarily infectious diseases and include not only such common venereal diseases as gonorrhea and syphilis but also infections not usually regarded as being sexually transmitted. Among the latter are shigellosis, salmonellosis, giardiasis, and amebiasis. Patients' symptoms are non-specific and seldom helpful in diagnosing particular diseases. The practitioner must be prepared to identify a number of infections with similar presentations that may occur singly or together in gay men. Gonorrhea is probably the most common bacterial infection in gay men.