Correlates Associated With Willingness to Start Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Jackson, Mississippi

Lori M. Ward, Marino A. Bruce, Roland J Thorpe, Leandro Mena, Amy Nunn, Richard Crosby

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Abstract

Black men who have sex with men have the greatest risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective prevention method. However, uptake in this group is extremely low. Data from a sample of 225 human immunodeficiency virus-negative young black men who have sex with men residing in Jackson, Mississippi, were analyzed to examine correlates associated with willingness to start PrEP. Consistent condom users for both insertive and receptive sex were more likely to be willing to start PrEP than inconsistent condom users. Heterogeneity among this high-risk population is an important consideration for future studies assessing PrEP uptake and evaluating prevention efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalFamily & community health
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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