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Email Address: aseigle@emory.edu

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This article published with support from Emory Libraries' Open Access Publishing Fund.


  • HIV
  • MSM
  • acute infection

Knowledge and awareness of acute human immunodeficiency virus infection among mobile app-using men who have sex with men: a missed public health opportunity.


Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 2, Number 1


, Pages ofv016-ofv016

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In a national online survey, we assessed awareness and knowledge of acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection manifestation among 1748 men who have sex with men (MSM). Only 39% of respondents were aware that acute HIV infection may be accompanied by symptoms. Education and increased access to acute HIV testing may facilitate MSM to appropriately seek acute HIV testing.

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