Sexual frequency and planning among at-risk men who have sex with men in the united states: Implications for event-based intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis

Jonathan E. Volk, Albert Liu, Eric Vittinghoff, Risha Irvin, Elizabeth Kroboth, Douglas Krakower, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Kenneth H. Mayer, Patrick S. Sullivan, Susan P. Buchbinder

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Abstract

Intermittent dosing of pre-exposure prophylaxis (iPrEP) has potential to decrease costs, improve adherence, and minimize toxicity. Practical event-based dosing of iPrEP requires men who have sex with men (MSM) to be sexually active on fewer than 3 days each week and plan for sexual activity. MSM who may be most suitable for event-based dosing were older, more educated, more frequently used sexual networking websites, and more often reported that their last sexual encounter was not with a committed partner. A substantial proportion of these MSM endorse high-risk sexual activity, and event-based iPrEP may best target this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • event-based dosing
  • HIV
  • intermittent pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • men-who-have-sex-with-men
  • pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • sexual frequency
  • sexual planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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