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Clustering HIV infections among MSM fuelled by drug and internet
  1. Xiangyu Yan1,
  2. Hanli Xu2,
  3. Yongjie Li1,
  4. Hexuan Su1,3,
  5. Bo Zhang1,4,
  6. Zhongwei Jia1,5,6
  1. 1School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
  2. 2College of Life Sciences and Bioengineering, School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
  3. 3Medical Informatics Center, Peking University, Beijing, China
  4. 4School of Basic Medical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
  5. 5Center for Intelligent Public Health, Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Peking University, Beijing, China
  6. 6Center for Drug Abuse Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health Data Science, Peking University, Beijing, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor Zhongwei Jia, 38 Xueyuan Rd, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China; urchinjj{at}

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Stevens et al’s study1 has proved that chemsex-related drug use can increase the risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). Our investigation supported this finding and further showed that internet and geosocial networking applications (GSN apps) served as a hotbed interweaving the risks seriously.

From 4 September to 9 October 2019, 32 MSM who used methamphetamine were …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors XY and ZJ were responsible for study design. XY, HX, YL, HS and BZ contributed to data analysis. XY, HX and ZJ interpreted the data. All authors have contributed to writing the manuscript and have read and approved the paper.

  • Funding This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91546203, 91846302) and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (7214242).

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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