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Sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom: 2011 report

STIs in MSM 2011 cover

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Health Protection Agency

Publication date: November 2011

 

Synopsis

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM) should have an HIV test and sexual health screen at every new attendance to ensure no MSM leave a clinic with undiagnosed HIV or any other STI.
  • One-to-one behavioural interventions should be available in STI clinics for MSM to reinforce safer sex messages and reduce HIV and STI transmission.
  • Further studies are needed to understand the role of the recent infection testing algorithm in prioritising and accelerating partner notification.
  • After treatment for a gonorrhoeal infection, MSM should be recommended to return to a clinic for a test of cure.

Report amended January 2012.


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HIV in the UK 2011 report

Sexually transmitted infections in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in the United Kingdom: 2011 (PowerPoint Presentation, 604 KB)

Last reviewed: 23 January 2012