Data on Staph links gays

Roehr, Bob
January 2008
Bay Area Reporter;1/17/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p1
The article focuses on the result of a study conducted by researches at the University of California, that shows that gay men have higher risk to become infected with the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in San Francisco, California. The MRSA or "superbug," to some researchers can be spread through sexual contact. Furthermore, Binh An Diep, lead author of the study states that the study was done to help empower gay men to take care of their health.


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