Risk Factors for Asymptomatic Enteric Pathogen Detection among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Deborah A. Williamson, Eric P.F. Chow, Darren Lee, Kate Maddaford, Michelle Sait, Marion Easton, Danielle Ingle, Rebecca Wigan, Vesna De Petra, Benjamin P. Howden, Christopher K. Fairley, Marcus Y. Chen

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Improved knowledge of factors that promote outbreaks of enteric pathogens among men who have sex with men (MSM) could enable targeted public health interventions. We detected enteric pathogens in 57 of 519 (11%) asymptomatic MSM, and we found that enteric pathogen detection was associated with both oroanal sex (rimming) and group sex.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofz326
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2019


  • enteric pathogens
  • epidemiology
  • gastrointestinal diseases
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • STI
  • STD
  • gay and bisexual men
  • men who have sex with men
  • Australia
  • sexual health
  • Sexual practice
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Shigella

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