Pre-exposure prophylaxis: Identity stigma and activism

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is the cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), remains a major public health concern some 35 years after its first clinical observations. In the UK, men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. According to the Public Health England HIV Situation Report in 2015, approximately 43% of the 103700 individuals living with HIV in the UK are MSM, while 57% of the 5850 new HIV diagnoses (through sexual exposure) were within this demographic group. In London, it is estimated that 1 in 11 MSM is living with HIV. These epidemiological data suggest that existing HIV prevention methods, such as condom use, have not been entirely effective and that novel approaches are needed in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics, Protest, Emotion
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsPaul Reilly, Anastasia Veneti, Dimitrinka Atanasova
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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