Journal article

Trends in Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men After Rapid Scale-up of Preexposure Prophylaxis in Victoria, Australia

Kathleen E Ryan, Jason Asselin, Chistopher K Fairley, Judy Armishaw, Luxi Lal, Long Nguyen, Dean Murphy, Michael Traeger, Margaret Hellard, Jennifer Hoy, Mark Stoove, Edwina Wright

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Scale-up of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has raised concerns regarding its impact on clinic capacity and access to HIV testing. We describe enrolment in PrEPX, a large PrEP implementation study in Victoria, Australia, and the impact of PrEP uptake and maintenance on existing health services. METHODS: We describe enrolment between 26 July 2016 and 31 March 2018 and trends in HIV testing among PrEPX participating and non-participating gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM) at five study clinics participating in a sentinel surveillance system (ACCESS). We evaluated HIV and STI testing trends using segmented linear regression across the pre-study (January201..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Alfred Hospital and the Victorian AIDS Council.