Projected HIV and Bacterial STI Incidence Following COVID-Related Sexual Distancing and Clinical Service Interruption
OPEN medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences | 8 Oct 2020
SM Jenness, A Le Guillou, C Chandra, LM Mann, T Sanchez, D Westreich and JL Marcus
The global COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to indirectly impact the transmission dynamics and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). Studies have already documented reductions in sexual activity (“sexual distancing”) and interruptions in HIV/STI services, but it is unknown what combined impact these two forces will have on longer-term HIV/STI epidemic trajectories.
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