Missed diagnoses of gay men attending sexual health clinics have implications for HIV testing policy

Published: January 20, 2009

Missed diagnoses of gay men attending sexual health clinics have implications for HIV testing policy

Over 50% of gay men with recent HIV infection were not tested for HIV when attending a sexual health clinic, UK investigators report in the online edition of Sexually Transmitted Infections. The study also found that 80% of undiagnosed HIV-infected gay men with a sexually transmitted infection left the clinic without testing for the virus.

Furthermore, the investigators found several clusters of linked recent HIV infections.

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