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Correspondence on ‘HIV transmission and previous PrEP awareness and use in men who have sex with men in Brighton, UK’
  1. Claire Norcross1,
  2. Colin Fitzpatrick1,
  3. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1 Sexual Health & HIV, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Claire Norcross, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, UK; c.norcross{at}

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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy for people at-risk of HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM). Studies from the USA/Australia describe MSM who had recently seroconverted had used PrEP inconsistently or had faced barriers to accessing and taking PrEP.1 2 We aimed to assess prior PrEP awareness and access in MSM with newly diagnosed HIV between 2017 and 2020. We identified 59 MSM, including 1 transgender man, who were newly diagnosed with HIV. The median age was …

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  • Contributors DR designed this study. CN performed the data collection. CN analysed the data. CN, DR and CF all contributed to the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.