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Take Charge: A Gay Man's Guide to Sexual Health

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This information sheet discusses tests that gay men should have, including hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. It encourages gay men to have testing on a regular basis and not wait until there are symptoms. It also suggests speaking to a health professional about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas

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This information sheet discusses congenital syphilis, what it is, how big the problem is in Texas, how to test for it, reporting requirements, and treatment.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Basics

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Here are the CDC's answers to common questions about pelvic inflammatory disease. Find more questions and answers in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)—CDC Fact Sheet.

  • PID can lead to serious consequences in women, including difficulty getting pregnant.
  • Untreated STDs can cause PID.
  • You can prevent PID if you know how to protect yourself.
  • If diagnosed and treated early, the complications of PID can be prevented.

Gonorrhea Basics

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Here are the CDC's answers to common questions about gonorrhea. Find more questions and answers in Gonorrhea—CDC Fact Sheet.

  • Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.
  • Gonorrhea can be cured with the right medication.
  • Untreated gonorrhea can cause serious health problems in both women and men.

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