Racial and Ethnic Disparities in HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Awareness Among Men Who have Sex with Men

Julia Raifman, Lorraine T. Dean, Madeline C. Montgomery, Alexi Almonte, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Michael D. Stein, Amy S. Nunn, Collette D. Sosnowy, Philip A. Chan

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Abstract

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and care. We evaluated how racial and ethnic disparities in PrEP awareness among MSM presenting to a sexually transmitted disease clinic changed from 2013 to 2016. Among 1243 MSM (68% non-Hispanic White, 22% Hispanic, and 10% non-Hispanic Black), PrEP awareness increased overall, but awareness was lower among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black MSM relative to non-Hispanic White MSM. Awareness converged among non-Hispanic Black and White MSM by 2016, but remained consistently lower among Hispanic MSM. Improved efforts are needed to address disparities in PrEP awareness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2706-2709
Number of pages4
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

Keywords

  • Black
  • Disparities
  • HIV
  • Hispanic
  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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