The Association Between Disclosure of Same Sex Behavior to Healthcare Providers and PrEP Awareness Among BMSM in Baltimore

Cui Yang, Nandita Krishnan, Julia E. Painter, Carl A Latkin

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The goal of this study was to explore the association between disclosure of same sex behavior to a healthcare provider and PrEP awareness in a sample of 192 Black MSM in Baltimore. After adjusting for age, education, sexual identity and employment status, we observed a trend of greater PrEP awareness among Black MSM who disclosed same sex behaviors to healthcare providers (adjusted odds ratio = 2.24, p = 0.08). This study provides new evidence of potential benefit of disclosure of same sex behavior to healthcare providers for awareness of new HIV biomedical interventions. Findings highlight the need to support patient–provider communication on sexual behaviors and PrEP with key populations at risk of HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • Disclosure of same sex behavior
  • HIV
  • MSM
  • PrEP awareness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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