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HIV diagnoses fall by a quarter after PrEP roll-out in Australia

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4382 (Published 18 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4382
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

Giving pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to a proportion of men who have sex with men was effective at reducing the number of HIV diagnoses in the community, a study has found.

HIV diagnoses in gay men fell by 25% in the first year after the roll-out of PrEP in new South Wales, Australia, by which time about 20% of HIV negative gay men were receiving PrEP, the authors said in the Lancet HIV journal.1

The number of new HIV diagnoses in men in New South …

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