Reaching Key Populations: PrEP Uptake in an Urban Health Care System in the Bronx, New York

Cedric H. Bien, Viraj V. Patel, Oni J. Blackstock, Uriel R. Felsen

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Abstract

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been established as an effective HIV prevention tool, but real world studies are limited. To inform dissemination efforts, we sought to describe individuals prescribed PrEP in the largest health care system in the Bronx, New York, an urban region with a high burden of HIV. We used a clinical database and chart review to identify individuals prescribed PrEP between 2011 and 2015 (n = 108). A majority were Black and Hispanic, half were men who have sex with men, and nearly a third were cisgender women who have sex with men. Primary care settings were the most common site of PrEP prescription and PrEP prescription rates increased over time. Despite reaching a diverse patient population, PrEP prescribing rates were low, underscoring the urgent need for PrEP scale-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS and Behavior
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 26 2016

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Urban Health
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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Hispanic Americans
Primary Health Care
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Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • Implementation
  • New York
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • PrEP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Reaching Key Populations : PrEP Uptake in an Urban Health Care System in the Bronx, New York. / Bien, Cedric H.; Patel, Viraj V.; Blackstock, Oni J.; Felsen, Uriel R.

In: AIDS and Behavior, 26.12.2016, p. 1-6.

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