HEALTH ALERT: Drug Resistant Gonorrhea among gay and bi men in King County. Learn more.

HEALTH ALERT: Currently, a drug-resistant strain of Shigella (a bacteria easily spread through any form of anal sex, including intercourse, rimming and fingering) is on the rise in King County, particularly among gay and bi men and their sex partners. Symptoms include diarrhea (often bloody), stomach cramps and fever. If not properly treated, this strain of Shigella is dangerous – especially to HIV+ individuals. If you’ve had diarrhea for 48 hours or longer, go see your doctor right away and get tested for Shigella. Refrain from sexual contact until advised by your physician.

More info on sex and Shigella

General info on Shigella 

Welcome to We Are 1
– health and wellness resources you can rely on. We are a group of community health agencies in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. We’ve come together to promote wellness and health for gay men, bi men, trans people, and straight men who love men. Look for the We Are 1 logo on health campaigns and education materials—it’s your guarantee the info is up-to-date, trustworthy and tailored to the needs of our local communities.

Find Resource by Topic