What are the motivations and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among black men who have sex with men aged 18-45 in London? Results from a qualitative study.

Affiliation

Sigma Research, Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK [Email]

Abstract

Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) have higher HIV incidence and prevalence when compared with other men who have sex with men, despite similar risk profiles. New prevention technologies, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), may be effective in responding to these inequalities, provided they are appropriately targeted and acceptable to their intended beneficiaries. This study aims to understand the motivations and barriers of BMSM aged 18-45 to PrEP uptake.

Keywords

England,health status disparities,pre-exposure prophylaxis,risk,sexual and gender minorities,

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