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Steps to Reduce Risk of Sexually Transmitting Enteric Pathogens with Anal Contact

Purpose:

To reduce the risk of sexually transmitted enteric pathogens.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

physical and lifestyle, social activities, family and friends, prevention, public health

ICD-10:

A02.0, A08, A09, J10.8, J11.8, K52

Description:

People who have anal contact during sex have a significantly increased risk of becoming infected with enteric pathogens. The risk is greatest for homosexual men, but anyone practicing anal contact is at risk. The risk can be decreased by simple precautions.

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