In their assessment of the knowledge about the sexual networks and behaviors of MSM in Asia, Dowsett, Grierson and McNally concluded that the category of MSM does not correspond to a single social identity in any of the countries they studied. Compared to controls, intervention participants reported significant decreased UAI with non-primary partners of unknown or discordant HIV status at 6 and 12 months from 66 percent, to 21 percent at 6 months and 26 percent at 12 months; OR 0. Not all sexually transmitted infections are prevented by vaccines, however. The in-person intervention group showed significantly higher condom use, as well as higher condom use with HIV-infected partners, while participants in the delayed-intervention control reported fewer sexual partners, a decrease in drug use and emotional distress, as well as a decrease in antiretroviral therapy. Look for a doctor who puts you at ease. After three years, community leadership led to dialogue with local government officials on HIV, gender and human rights issues. Post-intervention evaluations showed no differences in the frequency of UAI slip-ups among the three groups. To protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections: Globally, more funding is required to support targeted HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes for men who have sex with men. Local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health, mental health, or community centers often provide substance abuse treatment. Address body image concerns Gay men are more likely to experience body image problems and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, than are their straight counterparts. Harm reduction, human rights and public health Chris Beyrer, After 4 weeks, participants were randomized to three different conditions: Gay is a social identity and is generally the preferred social term, whereas homosexual is used in formal contexts, though the terms are not entirely interchangeable.