CROI: Recent infection responsible for one-quarter of HIV transmission amongst London's gay men

Published: February 22, 2008

Recent HIV infection appears to be responsible for at least a quarter of onward HIV transmission according to two studies presented to the recent Fifteenth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston. In addition, one of the studies – focused primarily on gay men in London – suggests that rapid onward transmission may have driven the substantial increase in HIV diagnoses seen in gay men in the UK between 1999 and 2003.

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