Sexually transmitted HCV rates high among MSM regardless of HIV status

Researchers found high rates of sexually transmitted hepatitis C among HIV-negative men who have sex with men who used pre-exposure prophylaxis, especially among drug users, according to data published in Journal of Hepatology.“HCV has emerged as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM),” Elske Hoornenborg, MD, from the Public Health Service of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “Increased uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which successfully prevents HIV-infection but not HCV-infection, could usherRead More

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