Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain’s epidemic, say experts


The Guardian, 23/6/2017

A big drop in the numbers of gay men becoming infected with HIV in London may signal that the [HIV] epidemic in Britain can be brought to a close, public health experts believe.

New data from Public Health England talks about the potential elimination of HIV, revealing the first downturn in the epidemic among gay and bisexual men since it began, thanks to a combination of frequent testing of people at high risk of infection and rapid treatment.


By J Pope

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