Journal article

Examining potential effects of non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) on sexual behaviors of Chinese men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study

Haochu Li, Ran Wei, Jason J Ong, Eunsook Kim, Traci L Weinstein, Xiaofu Ning, Wei Ma

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In China, non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) is not a conventional service yet and nPEP related studies are very few. Recently, China's 13th Five Year Action Plan for HIV/AIDS Containment and Prevention examines the feasibility of including nPEP as one of the national strategies for HIV prevention. However, there is a concern that nPEP use might exacerbate high-risk sexual activities. In order to facilitate a research-based policy making of routinizing nPEP services, the current study examined potential effects of nPEP use on condom use and number of sexual partners among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM) . METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in t..

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Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program


Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program (2017YFE0103800) and the National Science and Technology Major Project (2018ZX10721102-003-004) in China. The listed grant funders played no role in any step of this study. The content of the article is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the funders.