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

From the Divisions of *STD Prevention and †HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Sexually transmitted diseases (Impact Factor: 2.84). 02/2013; 40(2):154-7. DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31827b9e89
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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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