Proctology Topics


Sexually transmitted anal diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) of the anus are caused by a range of approximately 30 viruses or microbes. The possibility of a relative infection should be seriously taken into consideration in gay men and those who have anal intercourse. These diseases are often in HIV-positive men and at the same time they facilitate the HIV-infection. Infections without symptoms are very common after the anal intercourse. An asymptomatic infection by HPV is very common in gay men and reaches a percentage... View Article


Necessary precautions during anal intercourse

Anal intercourse – Precautions The use of a condom is essential to prevent an HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases in the area of the anus. Whilst it is very important, condoms do not completely protect from an infection with HPV. The HPV is very common in the genitals of gay men (70%) and HIV-positive people(90%), but in many occasions the virus does not cause the characteristic lesions (they look like a cauliflower) in the penis... View Article


Basic information about the anus

The term “anus” refers to the lower part of the digestive tract (the end of the colon). It is the point where the products of the food’s digestion are excreted (faeces). The anus is surrounded by two sphincters (internal and external muscles), which manage to hold the stool and prevent their automatic expulsion(incontinence) by contracting. The external sphincter is much more important than the interior one. The anal area is also characterized by the fact that its lower... View Article