Journal article

Prepared for PrEP: preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among Chinese men who have sex with men in an online national survey

Wenting Huang, Dan Wu, Jason J Ong, M Kumi Smith, Fan Yang, Hongyun Fu, Weiming Tang, Joseph D Tucker

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is not widely available in China. Previous studies reported low awareness and inconclusive findings on the acceptability of PrEP among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of an online national survey comparing preferences for oral and long-acting injectable PrEP among MSM and identifying correlates of preferences. The study did not collect detailed information about partner types that may influence negotiated safety and PrEP uptake. RESULTS: Nine-hundred and seventy-nine men from the larger sample of 1045 men responded to the PrEP survey questions. Most men (81.9%) had never heard of PrEP, but reporte..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases]


Awarded by UNC-South China STD Research Training Centre [Fogarty International Centre]


Awarded by National Institutes of Health [National Institutes of Health [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases]]


Awarded by FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Funding Acknowledgements

This original study was funded by the National Institutes of Health [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 1R01AI114310]. This analysis was supported by UNC-South China STD Research Training Centre [Fogarty International Centre 1D43TW009532] and National Institutes of Health [National Institutes of Health [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases K24AI143471]. The funder had no role in the decision about publishing or the content of this manuscript.