At last some good news about HIV


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New HIV infections in gay men have fallen by nearly a third since 2015 across England.

This welcome reduction may be because gay men are buying medicines online.

A similar fall was reported by four London sexual health clinics in December. The new preliminary results from all sexual health clinics in England for 2016 show the same trend is happening across the country.

Valerie Delpech of Public Health England told the HepHIV conference in Malta: “Provisional data suggests that HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in England has fallen, although it is not possible to confirm this at a national level until all data for 2016 have been received.”

Until last year, gay men accounted for just over half of new HIV infections in the UK.