High HIV incidence in men who have sex with men following an early syphilis diagnosis: is there room for pre-exposure prophylaxis as a prevention strategy?

Nicolò Girometti, Angela Gutierrez, Nneka Nwokolo, Alan McOwan, Gary Whitlock

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is becoming a pivotal strategy for HIV prevention. Understanding the impact of risk factors for HIV transmission to identify those at highest risk would favour the implementation of PrEP, currently limited by costs. In this service evaluation, we estimated the incidence of bacterial STIs in men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with early syphilis attending a London sexual health clinic according to their HIV status. In addition, we estimated the incidence of HIV infection in HIV-negative MSM, following a diagnosis of early syphilis.

October 23, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), PrEP, HIV prevention, HIV prevention strategies, syphilis, co-infection, men who have sex with men (MSM), MSM

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