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Serosorting Likely Responsible for Reducing HIV Infections in Seattle, Say Researchers

June 23, 2016

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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