Sexually transmitted diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The challenge of the nineties.

@article{Wexner1990SexuallyTD,
  title={Sexually transmitted diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The challenge of the nineties.},
  author={Steven D. Wexner},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1048-62}
}
During the past two decades, an explosive growth in both the prevalence and types of sexually transmitted diseases has occurred. Up to 55 percent of homosexual men with anorectal complaints have gonorrhea; 80 percent of the patients with syphilis are homosexuals. Chlamydia is found in 15 percent of asymptomatic homosexual men, and up to one third of homosexuals have active anorectal herpes simplex virus. In addition, a host of parasites, bacterial, viral, and protozoan are all rampant in the… CONTINUE READING