Incidence of sexually transmitted infections before and after preexposure prophylaxis for HIV

@article{Nguyen2017IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of sexually transmitted infections before and after preexposure prophylaxis for HIV},
  author={Vinh-Kim Nguyen and Zo{\"e} R. Greenwald and Helen Trottier and Martha Cadieux and Alexandre Goyette and Mari{\`e}ve Beauchemin and Louise Charest and Dani{\`e}le Longpr{\'e} and St{\'e}phane Lavoie and Hermione Gbego Tossa and R{\'e}jean Thomas},
  journal={AIDS (London, England)},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={523 - 530}
}
Objective: Use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV raises concerns about sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence because of decreased condom use among MSM. This study examines whether PrEP is associated with STIs in the 12 months following PrEP prescription relative to the 12 months prior to PrEP and if STI rates are higher among PrEP users relative to individuals receiving postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). Design: Retrospective cohort study including PrEP users with more than 12… 

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