Health Alerts

puzzle man_white backgroundMen who have sex with men (MSM) often face dangerous and widespread health issues, many of which are ignored by the local media. As a response, the Pitt Men’s Study and the HIV Prevention and Care Project provide free Health Alerts to the community via an email list service and Facebook page.

The Health Alerts list service provides important health-related bulletins to men who have sex with men. These bulletins are backed by over 30 years of experience (through the Pitt Men’s Study medical staff) in working with a diverse group of MSM. Individuals interested in subscribing to the service can send an email to with the word subscribe in the subject line.


Sample of recent Health Alerts:

Connection to care is effective in achieving viral suppression in at-risk populations – July 2019
PrEP going generic – May 2019
Fighting HIV: Gaps in treatment, testing drive new infections – March 2019
NIAID review: HIV undetectable = untransmittable – January 2019
HIV strikes black gay men more despite safer behaviors – December 2018
Historic increase in syphilis infections – November 2018
Health Alert: Rates of STDs climbed for the fourth consecutive year in the US  – September 2018
Health Alert: Return of the AIDS epidemic – August 2018
Why STDs are on the rise in America – August 2018
High numbers of HIV-positive MSM not being tested for syphilis – July 2018
Bisexual men have higher risk of heart disease – June 23, 2018
Increasing Incidence of Syphilis in People With HIV – May 22, 2018
HIV rate among gay and bi men rose 45% between 2008 and 2015– March 30, 2018
Beaver County has “notable increases” in new HIV and gonorrhea diagnoses – March 14, 2018
CDC identifies clusters of rapidly transmitting HIV nationwide – March 7, 2018
Sexually active men in Pennsylvania need to get tested for Syphilis – October 30, 2017
Antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea on the rise – July 10, 2017
Syphilis rates among gay men more than 100x greater – April 17, 2017
Find PrEP providers in your area with the PrEP Locator – March 3, 2017
Smoking may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus – November 7, 2016
Optimal Care Checklist available for men who have sex with men – August 29, 2016
A silent LGBT epidemic – June 30, 2016
Pennsylvania still experiencing alarming increase in new syphilis infections – May 10, 2016
“1 in 2 black men (who have sex with men) will get HIV” – February 24, 2016