Over the last 12 years, more men who have sex with men in Seattle have been serosorting to reduce risk of HIV transmission, according to results from a study published in JAIDS. And it seems to be working -- with a corresponding decline in new HIV cases.
"We believe that our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that changes in the population's sexual behavior contributed to a decline in new HIV diagnosis," report Khosropour and colleagues.
Serosorting refers to choosing sex partners, or selectively using condoms with certain partners, based on HIV status. As an HIV-prevention strategy, it may be effective on a community level if access and uptake of HIV testing is widespread and disclosure between potential partners is practiced.
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