Journal article

HIV Incidence and Predictors of Incident HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men Attending a Sexual Health Clinic in Melbourne, Australia

King T Cheung, Christopher K Fairley, Tim RH Read, Ian Denham, Glenda Fehler, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Eric PF Chow

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for HIV infection and the incidence in men who have sex with men (MSM). It is important to identify subgroups of MSM in which preventive interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offered at the time of their last negative test would be considered cost-effective. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of MSM attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) during 2007-2013 with at least two HIV tests within 12 months of each other. Demographic characteristics, sexual and other behaviours, and bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses were extracted from the date of the last negative HIV..

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