Age-related factors influence HIV testing within subpopulations: a cross-sectional survey of MSM within the Celtic nations.


Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow, UK [Email]


Despite a recent fall in the incidence of HIV within the UK, men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be disproportionately affected. As biomedical prevention technologies including pre-exposure prophylaxis are increasingly taken up to reduce transmission, the role of HIV testing has become central to the management of risk. Against a background of lower testing rates among older MSM, this study aimed to identify age-related factors influencing recent (≤12 months) HIV testing.


ageing,hiv testing,men who have sex with men,risk reduction,sexual health,