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In her essay for Prospect this month, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani tells the story of the changing relationship between HIV and Aids in Britain’s gay community, and the changing behaviours associated with it.

Today, with new antiretroviral treatments available on the NHS, infection with the HIV virus is not the death-sentence it was even a decade ago. HIV-positive people can expect to live long and relatively normal lives without ever developing Aids, or the secondary conditions associated with it. It is overwhelmingly among Britain’s homosexual community that the change is being felt. Annual deaths among gay men in Britain have crashed…

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