'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases. News, B. June, 2017. 00000
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Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England. New infections in the UK had been stuck at about 3,000 every year in the five years up to 2015. 'First downturn' Valerie Delpech, head of HIV surveillance for Public Health England, said: "What we are seeing is the first downturn of the HIV epidemic in gay men." She added: "There is absolutely no reason why we cannot scale that up to further reduce new infections in gay men - and also in all people who may be at risk of HIV in the UK, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality." Published in the journal Eurosurveillance, the PHE study looked at data from 200 sexual health clinics in England. It found that new diagnoses of HIV in gay or bisexual men at five busy London clinics, where Prep is being trialled, had decreased from 880 in 2014-15 to 595 in 2015-16 - a drop of 32%. And this drop had occurred despite the number of these men being tested in these clinics rising by 50% over the same period. At 30 other London clinics, new diagnoses fell by just 8%. And in 191 clinics across England, the drop was about 5%. Overall, this amounted to a 17% fall in England. Among heterosexuals, who are not included in the Prep trial, new HIV diagnoses did not fall - staying at about 1,500. 'All weapons' Dr Michael Brady, medical director of Terrence Higgins Trust, said after years of high rates of HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men, such a sharp drop in England was "remarkable". "This points towards what can be achieved when we utilise all the weapons in our arsenal against HIV transmission," he said. Preventative drug PrepImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES "This includes access to condoms, testing, Prep and diagnosing and treating people as early as possible so they can become uninfectious." However, he said, there was no place for complacency. In England, eight clinics in London and several outside the capital have taken part in a trial of the so-called "game-changer" drug Prep, which is taken by HIV negative people before sex to reduce the chance of getting HIV.
@misc{news_remarkable_2017,
	title = {'{Remarkable}' drop in new {HIV} cases},
	url = {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40370381},
	abstract = {Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time
in England. New infections in the UK had been stuck at about 3,000 every
year in the five years up to 2015. 'First downturn' Valerie Delpech, head
of HIV surveillance for Public Health England, said: "What we are seeing
is the first downturn of the HIV epidemic in gay men." She added: "There
is absolutely no reason why we cannot scale that up to further reduce new
infections in gay men - and also in all people who may be at risk of HIV
in the UK, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality." Published in the
journal Eurosurveillance, the PHE study looked at data from 200 sexual
health clinics in England. It found that new diagnoses of HIV in gay or
bisexual men at five busy London clinics, where Prep is being trialled,
had decreased from 880 in 2014-15 to 595 in 2015-16 - a drop of 32\%. And
this drop had occurred despite the number of these men being tested in
these clinics rising by 50\% over the same period. At 30 other London
clinics, new diagnoses fell by just 8\%. And in 191 clinics across England,
the drop was about 5\%. Overall, this amounted to a 17\% fall in England.
Among heterosexuals, who are not included in the Prep trial, new HIV
diagnoses did not fall - staying at about 1,500. 'All weapons' Dr Michael
Brady, medical director of Terrence Higgins Trust, said after years of
high rates of HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men, such a sharp drop
in England was "remarkable". "This points towards what can be achieved
when we utilise all the weapons in our arsenal against HIV transmission,"
he said. Preventative drug PrepImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES "This includes
access to condoms, testing, Prep and diagnosing and treating people as
early as possible so they can become uninfectious." However, he said,
there was no place for complacency. In England, eight clinics in London
and several outside the capital have taken part in a trial of the
so-called "game-changer" drug Prep, which is taken by HIV negative people
before sex to reduce the chance of getting HIV.},
	author = {News, Bbc},
	month = jun,
	year = {2017},
	note = {00000},
	keywords = {Sep 20 import, duplicate}
}
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