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Few men who have sex with men (MSM) attending two inner-city clinics were tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV) despite high risk: a retrospective analysis of sexual health screening in East London
  1. Thomas Joshua Pasvol1,
  2. Chloe Orkin2
  1. 1 Ambrose King Centre, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Infection and Immunity, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Joshua Pasvol, Ambrose King Centre, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1bb, UK; thomas.pasvol{at}nhs.net, thomas.pasvol{at}bartshealth.nhs.uk

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BASHH does not currently recommend routine screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) without additional risk factors, such as intravenous drug use. However, early data from the PROUD pilot study suggested high HCV incidence; of 393 participants enrolled by 31 December 2013, 5 were diagnosed with acute HCV within 64 days of trial entry.1

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