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Title: New Hep C Cases Are Uncommon Among Gay Men on PrEP
Post by: Hep Editors on January 13, 2020, 11:54:24 am
New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) were uncommon among HIV-negative Canadian gay and bisexual men using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), falling below rates seen in some prior European studies, according to research presented this month in Boston at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

“This low incidence is reassuring, since studies have shown that risk behavior associated with sexually transmitted infections has gone up,” senior study author Jordan Feld, MD, MPH, of the Toronto Centre for Liver Disease and the University of Toronto, said at a conference media briefing.