HIV / AIDS NEWS -2020
HIV / AIDS NEWS
Dramatic drop in HIV infections among gay men in the UK
New figures released today show a dramatic decrease in HIV infection in the UK.
According to government organization Public Health England, there’s been a 71.4% fall in the infection rate in gay and bisexual men between 2012 and 2018: down from 2,800 in 2014 to 800 in 2018.
The number of gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men living undiagnosed with HIV has also halved since 2014 from an estimated 7,000 to 3,600 in 2018.
The UK government has pledged to end HIV transmission in the country by 2030.
The HIV “bug chaser” who changed his mind
The gay men online who get off on seeking HIV infection (“bug chasers”) aren’t exactly known for their thoughtful introspection. After all, they are eroticizing something that works exactly once — and has life-long consequences.