https://www.thebody.com/article/hepatitis-c-a-risk-for-gay-men
    New HCV infections in gay men with HIV began to climb steeply around 2005. In Amsterdam, the proportion of MSM with HIV testing positive for HCV rose from 6% in 1995 to a peak of 21% in 2008, with nearly one-third having a new infection.
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    What Is Hepatitis C?
    In the '70s in the Castro or the West Village, HCV prevalence wasn't high, so men couldn't transmit it to each other. Over the years the seroprevalence rose until it reached the level of transmissibility, which happened remarkably around the same time in multiple cities around the world.
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    It's important for HIV-negative men thinking about PrEP to be counseled about HCV. If they're maybe going to decrease their condom use, they should know HCV is a risk. We talk about other STDs, but HCV is the big one to be concerned about.
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    Hepatitis C: A Risk for Gay Men
    Liz Highleyman

    Liz Highleyman

    AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

    AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

    ACRIA's mission is to pioneer the newest HIV prevention and health education, and get that information into the hands of the people who need it the most.