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Transitioning HIV-negative men who have sex with men and transgender women diagnosed with early syphilis to HIV-pre-exposure prophylaxis
  1. Maddie Bates1,
  2. Jessica Blackaby1,
  3. Bethan Davis1,
  4. Claire Norcross1,
  5. Daniel Richardson1,2
  1. 1 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Daniel Richardson, Sexual Health & HIV, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; daniel.richardson7{at}

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Identifying individuals with early syphilis who would benefit from HIV-pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV-PrEP) is important to reduce HIV transmission.1 2

There were 171 individuals diagnosed with early syphilis in our clinic between July 2021 and June 2022. Of the 88 (51%) HIV-negative individuals, 33 (38%) were not …

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  • Contributors DR and CN designed this study. MB, JB and BD performed the data collection and analysis. MB, JB, BD, CN and DR 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.