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Lawrence Purpura, Jason Zucker, Elijah LaSota, Mabel Lopez, Rebecca Spicehandler, Caroline Carnevale, Edward Perez, Paul Richards, Jennifer Chang, Al Cohall, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Susan Whittier, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Daniel A Green
Outside of outbreak investigations, the prevalence of enteric pathogens in MSM is not well characterized. Among symptomatic MSM with gastroenteritis in the US state of Washington, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Norovirus, and Giardia were most frequently identified . Only 1 study, in Melbourne, Australia, has described asymptomatic carriage of pathogenic enteric organisms in MSM, with a cross-sectional prevalence of 11% . To date, prospective data regarding prevalence and symptomatology are lacking. Here we present the prevalence of GI pathogens and correlation with clinical factors in a prospective cohort of MSM receiving preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV in New York City.