Venereal transmission of enteric pathogens in male homosexuals. Two case reports

JAMA. 1977 Sep 26;238(13):1387-9.

Abstract

In two cases there was simultaneous or sequential occurrence of amebiasis, shigellosis, and giardiasis in male homosexuals. Enteric pathogens may, under the proper conditions, be venereally transmitted. In particular, the sexual practices of male homosexuals, most significantly, oral-anal contact, appear to provide the necesseary link for transmission. Evidence suggests that this is a growing problem.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amebiasis / transmission*
  • Dysentery, Bacillary / transmission*
  • Entamoeba histolytica / isolation & purification
  • Entamoebiasis / transmission*
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Feces / parasitology
  • Giardia / isolation & purification
  • Giardiasis / transmission*
  • Homosexuality*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • New York City
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases*
  • Shigella sonnei / isolation & purification