A PrEP advocate has said it’s important for people to work out whether PrEP is the right tool for them.
The Re:PrEP study will help develop an understanding of what PrEP means to gay and bi men as it becomes a more common HIV-prevention strategy.
“By engaging with the experiences of people who have recently been diagnosed with HIV, we’re hoping to find out why some people living with HIV today experience better care and wellbeing outcomes than others”
The survey results will help with the development of sexual health policy, sex education, relationship support, and health policy for gender diverse communities.
“The speed of the decline we’ve seen in new HIV infections in gay and bisexual men is a world first.”
“Most men continued to have negative perceptions toward drug use within the gay community, although they held less negative views about their own drug use.”
The study tracked over 12,000 instances of condomless anal sex between partners whose HIV statuses differ, with no new transmissions between them.
“It could rapidly transition to a concentrated epidemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as has occurred among First Nations people in some provinces of Canada.”