Who will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and why?: Understanding PrEP awareness and acceptability amongst men who have sex with men in the UK – a mixed methods study

Jamie Frankis, Ingrid Young, Paul Flowers, Lisa McDaid

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Abstract

Recent clinical trials suggest that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may reduce HIV transmission by up to 86% for men who have sex with men (MSM), whilst relatively high levels of PrEP acceptability have been reported to date. This study examines PrEP awareness amongst sub-groups of MSM communities and acceptability amongst MSM in a low prevalencem region (Scotland, UK), using a mixed methods design. Quantitative surveys of n = 690 MSM recruited online via social and sociosexual media were analysed using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression. In addition, n= 10 in-depth qualitative interviews with MSM were analysed thematically.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0151385
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2016

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
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Keywords

  • men who have sex with men
  • PrEP
  • HIV prevention
  • gay men
  • mixed-method study
  • health promotion

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Who will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and why?: Understanding PrEP awareness and acceptability amongst men who have sex with men in the UK – a mixed methods study. / Frankis, Jamie; Young, Ingrid; Flowers, Paul; McDaid, Lisa .

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