Thirty years of condom-based HIV prevention by gay men in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Hughes, AJ en
dc.contributor.author Saxton, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-20T22:33:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-12-04 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal, 2015, 128 (1426) en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28057 en
dc.description.abstract Three decades after the first government-funded HIV prevention campaign in 1985, gay and bisexual men (GBM) remain the population most at risk of infection in New Zealand. We review the major determinants of the elevated HIV risk for GBM, describe New Zealand’s prevention response over the first 30 years, and summarise the public health record. HIV incidence among GBM is driven by the heightened biological efficiency of HIV transmission during unprotected anal intercourse, dense sexual partnering networks, and endemic HIV prevalence. Responses in New Zealand have emphasised evidence-based primary prevention by condom use, which were implemented in communities and supported by comprehensive public health action. New Zealand has a good international HIV prevention record among GBM, however HIV diagnosis rates are now higher than they were during the epidemic nadir of the late 1990s. Lessons from the first three decades must underpin future HIV control efforts. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Thirty years of condom-based HIV prevention by gay men in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1426 en
pubs.volume 128 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.identifier.pmid 26913905 en
pubs.author-url https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2015/vol-128-no-1426-4-december-2015/6744 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 516553 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Social & Community Health en
dc.identifier.eissn 1175-8716 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-01-12 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26913905 en


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