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Do HIV-infected individuals test for sexually transmitted infections at another sexual health clinic?
  1. G G Whitlock1,2,
  2. C M Lowndes3,
  3. D E Mercey1,2,
  4. R Gilson1,2
  1. 1Research Department of Infection and Population Health, Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, University College London, London, UK
  2. 2The Mortimer Market Centre, Camden Provider Services, London, UK
  3. 3Department of HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections, Health Protection Services Colindale, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gary Whitlock, Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, University College London, The Mortimer Market Centre, off Capper Street, London WC1E 6JB, UK; gwhitlock{at}

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The UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) estimates that 26% of the UK population infected with HIV are undiagnosed.1 This is estimated using data sources including HIV testing of unlinked anonymised blood samples taken for syphilis testing from attenders at 16 UK genitourinary medicine clinics, the GUM Anon survey.2 This estimated proportion of undiagnosed HIV infections may be an overestimate caused by individuals who are aware of their HIV infection not reporting this when testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).3 We conducted a …

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