Journal article

Incident HIV infection has fallen rapidly in men who have sex with men in Melbourne, Australia (2013-2017) but not in the newly-arrived Asian-born

Nicholas A Medland, Eric PF Chow, Timothy HR Read, Jason J Ong, Marcus Chen, Ian Denham, Praveena Gunaratnum, Christopher K Fairley



BACKGROUND: We examined differences in incident HIV infection between newly-arrived Asian-born and other men who have sex with men (MSM) after the introduction of universal HIV treatment guidelines in 2015 and pre-exposure prophylaxis in 2016. METHODS: Clinical, demographic, laboratory and behavioural data on MSM presenting for HIV testing at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre from July 2013 to June 2017 were extracted. We compared the proportion of newly-arrived (four years or less in Australia), Asian-born and other MSM tested each year who were diagnosed with incident HIV infection (negative test within one year or diagnosis with indeterminate or negative Western Blot). RESULTS: We analys..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

No dedicated funding was provided for this study. The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council supports the work of NAM (Postgraduate Scholarship GNT1094518), EPFC (Early Career Fellowship 1091226), TRHR (Early Career Fellowship 1091536) and JJO (Early Career Fellowship 1104781). The other authors are supported in this work through their institutional salaries, only.