Demographic, Behavioral, and Geographic Differences Between Men, Transmen, and Transwomen Currently on PrEP, Former PrEP Users, and Those Having Never Used PrEP

Drew A. Westmoreland, David W. Pantalone, Viraj V. Patel, Donald Hoover, Denis Nash, Christian Grov

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Abstract

Many recent studies have compared men currently taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to men not taking PrEP. However, less is known about demographic, behavioral, and geographic characteristics of men formerly, but not currently, taking PrEP. Using a 2017–2018 U.S. national, internet-based sample (n = 10,504) of men, transmen, and transwomen who have sex with men, we compared three groups based on their PrEP experiences. Results highlight individual-level financial and geo-contextual barriers to PrEP use that can inform prevention efforts to improve PrEP initiation and continuation for both PrEP-naïve and PrEP-experienced individuals, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1304-1311
Number of pages8
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Demographic characteristics
  • Gay and bisexual men
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  • Sexual behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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