Knowledge of and interest in using preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Thailand

R. Craig Sineath, Catherine Finneran, Patrick Sullivan, Travis Sanchez, Dawn K. Smith, Frits Van Griensven, Wipas Wimonsate, Rob Stephenson

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Abstract

Little is known about HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) acceptability among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand. The authors recruited an online convenience sample of Thai MSM (n = 404) to assess the knowledge of and interest in PrEP. Less than 7% had heard of PrEP; however, 35% indicated interest in PrEP after an explanation of its possible efficacy. Regression modeling demonstrated that HIV knowledge and risk behavior, but not demographics, are significant predictors of PrEP interest. More information and education about PrEP is necessary and more research is needed to examine PrEP acceptability and to inform the message for PrEP uptake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • HIV
  • MSM
  • PrEP
  • Thailand

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