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Do phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors promote onward transmission of HIV in men who have sex with men?
  1. Daniel Richardson1,
  2. David Goldmeier2,
  3. Charlotte Bell2,
  4. Harpal Lamba2
  1. 1Lawson Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Jefferiss Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr D Richardson
 Lawson Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; daniel.richardson{at}

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Men with HIV report sexual problems.1 There is a suggestion from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (UK) database that erectile dysfunction rates may be higher in young men who have sex with men (MSM; 15%) than in heterosexual men (6%; personal communication with Cath Mercer). Data from a large convenience study in the US would seem to corroborate this, and also show that MSM are more concerned about sexual performance failure.2

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