Mudcat Café message #3511218 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150624   Message #3511218
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
03-May-13 - 03:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: P.E. stops you being gay?
Subject: RE: BS: P.E. stops you being gay?
from HPA 2012 report.

The overall prevalence in 2011 was 1.5 per 1,000
population with the highest rates reported among men who have sex with men (MSM) (47 per 1,000)
and the black African community (37 per 1,000).

New diagnoses among MSM have been increasing since 2007 with 3,010 reports in 2011, representing
an all-time high. Direct and indirect measures of incidence show that the rate of HIV transmission in
this population remains high.

Safe sex programmes promoting condom use and HIV testing remain a priority for MSM and black
African and Caribbean communities to reduce ongoing transmission and undiagnosed infection.
HIV testing, which is free and confidential at services such as STI clinics, should be promoted among
higher risk groups to ensure individuals are aware of their HIV status. Specifically:
-- MSM should have an HIV/STI screen at least annually, and every three months if having unprotected
sex with new or casual partners.
-- Black Africans and Caribbeans should have an HIV test and should have regular HIV/STI screening if
having unprotected sex with new or casual partners.