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J Gay Lesbian Ment Health. 2016;20(1):21-33. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) information among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) at community outreach settings.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI; Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
Department of Biostatistics, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Fenway Institute, Boston, MA.
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brown University, Providence, RI.


Community outreach efforts to increase HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) utilization by at risk men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) first need to elucidate preferences for learning about PrEP and linking to PrEP resources. In this pilot study, we observed that among MSM recruited through community outreach, HIV sexual risk-taking was significant, yet self-perceived PrEP knowledge was low and interest in learning more about PrEP was moderate. Most preferred learning about PrEP and being provided local PrEP clinic information through electronic media. However, receipt of PrEP information alone did not appear to motivate these men into presenting to a local clinic for PrEP evaluation.


HIV prevention; men who have sex with men (MSM); pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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