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LGBTQ Health: Gay and Bisexual Men

Gay and bisexual men have similar health concerns as men who are not gay or bisexual. For example, all men should:

  • Maintain a healthy diet and body weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.
  • Follow healthy habits, such as getting regular health screenings.

Gay and bisexual men are at a higher risk for poor health outcomes. For example, they have higher rates of:

  • Recreational drug use.
  • HIV infection.
  • Anal cancer.

The following resources cover health issues that affect gay and bisexual men.


Last revised October 28, 2022