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Attitudes and Program Preferences of African-American Urban Young Adults About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23016502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We elicited attitudes about, and service access preferences for, daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from urban, African-American young men and women, ages 18-24 years, at risk for HIV transmission through their sexual and drug-related behaviors participating in eight mixed-gender and two MSM-only focus groups in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants reported substantial interest in PrEP associated with its perceived cost, effectiveness, and ease of accessing services and medication near to their homes or by public transportation. Frequent HIV testing was a perceived benefit. Participants differed about whether risk-reduction behaviors would change, and in which direction; and whether PrEP use would be associated with HIV stigma or would enhance the reputation for PrEP users. This provides the first information about the interests, concerns, and preferences of young adult African Americans that can be used to inform the introduction of PrEP services into HIV prevention efforts for this critical population group.
Authors:
Dawn K Smith; Lauren Toledo; Donna Jo Smith; Mary Anne Adams; Richard Rothenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1943-2755     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Educ Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002873     Medline TA:  AIDS Educ Prev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-21     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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