Sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom: 2011 report
Health Protection Agency
- Men who have sex with men (MSM) should have an HIV test and sexual health screen at every new attendance to ensure no MSM leave a clinic with undiagnosed HIV or any other STI.
- One-to-one behavioural interventions should be available in STI clinics for MSM to reinforce safer sex messages and reduce HIV and STI transmission.
- Further studies are needed to understand the role of the recent infection testing algorithm in prioritising and accelerating partner notification.
- After treatment for a gonorrhoeal infection, MSM should be recommended to return to a clinic for a test of cure.
Report amended January 2012.
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Last reviewed: 23 January 2012