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Motivations and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use among black men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 18-45 in London

After PrEP: Ethical Sexualities, Viral Memories, and New Socio-Medical Landscapes in HIV Prevention, University of Sussex, 2-3 June 2016

Speakers: Charlie Witzel

This presentation of interim findings examines motivations and barriers to PrEP use among black gay and bisexual men aged 18-45 in London. We suggest that perceptions of PrEP candidacy are shaped through three main domains: personal, social & environmental, as well as structural & medical factors. Our findings suggest that care should be used in messaging around risk status and PrEP use, and that health service design is crucial in developing accessible PrEP programmes for this population. This talk is based on the emerging findings from a pilot project called Motivations and barriers to PrEP use for black MSM aged 18 - 44 in London, which was supported by the Wellcome Trust [200172/Z/15/Z].

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