What is it about?

A decline has been observed in new HIV diagnoses among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in the United Kingdom. In this paper, we estimated trends in HIV incidence between 2013 and 2019 among a cohort of GBMSM attending sexual health clinics, and we found a declining trend.

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Growing evidence shows that the HIV transmission declines may potentially be attributed to the comprehensive control and HIV treatment efforts in the UK. The continuation of intensification of HIV testing, immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, the use of condoms, and routine commissioning of a preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme could potentially ensure that the decline in HIV incidence is felt across all groups impacted by the epidemic.

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This page is a summary of: Trends in HIV incidence between 2013–2019 and association of baseline factors with subsequent incident HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men attending sexual health clinics in England: A prospective cohort study, PLoS Medicine, June 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003677.
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