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STUDY: Treatment And Testing Are Not Curbing HIV Rates Among Gay Men In The UK

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Think Progress LGBT
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February 1, 2013
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A new study published today in The Lancet shows that despite increases in treatment and testing, HIV infection rates among gay and bi men in the United Kingdom have not declined. Testing rates quadrupled and treatment increased from 69 to 80 percent, but infection rates in England and Wales have flat-lined between 2,300 and 2,500 every year. A November report showed that more UK gay and bi men were diagnosed with HIV in 2011 than in any previous year on record. The main problem the researchers report is that “a large proportion of new infections come from men who are recently infected themselves, so testing and treatment, while vital, are not the only answer.”