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High HIV incidence in men who have sex with men following an early syphilis diagnosis: is there room for pre-exposure prophylaxis as a prevention strategy?
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    Just a few thoughts

    The study by Girometti et al(1) on the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) in men that have sex with men(MSM) with early syphilis illustrated the role syphilis plays in HIV transmission. However, although syphilis is a risk factor for HIV infection, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also risk factors for the transmission of HIV(2). Unless it is clearly stated that the participants that acquired HIV during the study...

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