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Recommended Preventive Sexual Health Services for Men

Sexual Health Service
Adolescent
(13-18 years)
Adult
(19+)
Chlamydia screening Those who are at risk

Those who are at risk* (including men who have sex with men)

Counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections Those who are sexually active Those who are at risk*
Gonorrhea screening Those who are at risk Those who are at risk (including men who have sex with men) 
Hepatitis A vaccine Those not vaccinated as children Those who are at risk*, including men who have sex with men, and  unvaccinated individuals 
Hepatitis B vaccine Those not vaccinated as children

Those who are at risk* (including men who have sex with men) and are unvaccinated

Those born in a country where the hepatitis B virus is common

Hepatitis B screening

Those who are at risk (including men who have sex with men) and are unvaccinated

Those born in a country where the hepatitis B virus is common

Those who are at risk* (including men who have sex with men) and are unvaccinated

Those born in a country where the hepatitis B virus is common

Hepatitis C screening Those we are 18

Those aged 19-79

Those who are at risk*

Herpes  Those who have been exposed or are symptomatic

Those who have been exposed or are symptomatic

HIV testing

Those ages 13 and older (test at least once)

Those who are ages 19-64 (test at least once)

Those who are at risk* (test at least annually)

HPV vaccine Those not vaccinated at age 11 or 12

Those not vaccinated through age 26 (and eligible adults ages 27-45)

Syphilis screening Those who are at risk Those who are at risk (including men who have sex with men) (test annually)

How Do I Know if I’m at Risk*?

Your sexual health is at risk if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Have you had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex (sex without a condom)?
  • Do you have multiple partners?
  • Do you have an STI, including HIV?
  • Have you shared injection drug equipment, including needles or syringes?
  • Do you exchange sex for drugs or money?
  • Do you have a partner who answers “yes” to any of these questions or whose health status you don’t know?