Journal article

Brief Report: Changes in PrEP Use, Sexual Practice, and Use of Face Mask During Sex Among MSM During the Second Wave of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia.

Eric PF Chow, Jane S Hocking, Jason J Ong, Tiffany R Phillips, Tina Schmidt, Andrew Buchanan, Elena Rodriguez, Kate Maddaford, Christopher K Fairley

JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A second wave of COVID-19 began in late June in Victoria, Australia. Stage 3 then Stage 4 restrictions were introduced in July-August. This study aimed to compare the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and sexual practices among men who have sex with men taking PrEP between May-June (post-first lockdown) and July-August (second lockdown). METHODS: This was an online survey conducted among men who have sex with men who had their PrEP managed at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia. A short message service with a link to the survey was sent to 503 PrEP clients who provided consent to receive a short message service from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in August 2020. RE..

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