[image-1] It's time to get those Healthy Penis muppets back on the streets. The Department of Public Health is saying men who have sex with men have a much greater chance of having sexually-transmitted diseases.
The city's health officials released a 45-page PowerPoint presentation (click on 2010 MSM Surveillance Supplement) on all the statistics you'd ever want to know about men who have sex with men, which is defined as men who are gay, bisexual, or have had sex with a man
once in their life.
We read 40-plus pages of data and picked out some more illuminating pieces of information.
sex with men (MSMs for short) in San Francisco.
The MSMs had an average of 4.5 male partners in the last three months.
city, and the rate has been climbing over the last three years. Syphilis
cases are concentrated in the Tenderloin, Western Addition, and the Castro.
have come back in 2010 to the highest rate in the three previous
years. Again, the highest rate was in the Castro.
though the rate has stabilized. Meanwhile, the MSM rate of chlamydia cases is
skyrocketing. Chlamydia cases also are concentrated in
Downtown/Tenderloin and the Castro.
female partner in the last three months.