The UK and USA guidelines recommend at least annual HIV testing for men who have sex with men (MSM), with more frequent testing for those at risk. Although measures of risk and regularity of HIV testing are essential for evaluating interventions, these are not yet standardised across the UK.1 Risk criteria could include recent unprotected anal intercourse (UAI), a high number of partners, unknown partners and recent sexually transmitted infection (STI).
- measures of risk
- men who have sex with men
Knussen, C., McDaid, L. M., & Flowers, P. (2013). Measures of risk do not discriminate between MSM tested for HIV within the previous 6 months and MSM tested 6-12 months previously: data from Glasgow, Scotland, in 2010. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89(5). https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051133