Are gay men still getting tested for HIV?

All gay men should be tested for HIV/STIs at least once a year and up to every three months for those with lots of partners - more than 10 in six months. In 2011 more than two thirds of gay men responding to the Sydney Gay Community Periodic Survey reported testing in the previous 12 months, however the testing history of gay men diagnosed with HIV in 2010 has revealed some concerning facts. Around 27% of men diagnosed reported last testing more than three years previously and a further 21% had never tested before. Some of these men may have had HIV for a long time before they became aware of it.

Testing history for gay men diagnosed with HIV in 2010

Testing history for gay men diagnosed with HIV in 2010
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