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dc.contributor.authorIniesta, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez del Arco, Débora
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Sousa, Luís Miguel
dc.contributor.authorAlejos, Belén
dc.contributor.authorDíaz, Asunción
dc.contributor.authorSanz, Nieves
dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorMeulbroek, Michael
dc.contributor.authorPujol, Ferran
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Santiago
dc.contributor.authorFuster Ruiz de Apocada, María José
dc.contributor.authorColl, Pep
dc.contributor.authorAntela López, Antonio Rafael
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Jorge del
dc.contributor.authorAyerdi, Óscar
dc.contributor.authorRiera, Melchor
dc.contributor.authorHernández, Juanse
dc.contributor.authorAmo, Julia de
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-15T08:29:05Z
dc.date.available2020-06-15T08:29:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationIniesta C, Álvarez-del Arco D, García-Sousa LM, Alejos B, Díaz A, Sanz N, et al. (2018) Awareness, knowledge, use, willingness to use and need of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during World Gay Pride 2017. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204738. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204738
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/22995
dc.description.abstractObjective To assess the awareness, knowledge, use, and willingness to use and need of PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) who attended World Gay Pride (WGP) 2017 in Madrid. Design and methods Online survey. Participants were recruited through gay-oriented dating apps and HIV Non-Governmental Organizations´ social media. Inclusion criteria included being MSM or TW, age 18 years old or above, and having attended WGP in Madrid. Information regarding the participant’s awareness and knowledge, use or willingness to use, and need for PrEP was collected, as well as sociodemographic characteristics. Participants were considered to be in need of PrEP if they met one of the following indication criteria: having practiced unprotected anal intercourse with more than 2 partners, having practiced chemsex, or having engaged in commercial sex—all in the preceding 6 months. Descriptive and multivariable analyses with logistic regression were conducted. Results 472 participants met the inclusion criteria and completed the questionnaire. The mean age was 38, 97.7% were MSM, 77% had a university education, and 85% were living in Spain, mostly in big cities. Overall, 64% of participants were aware of PrEP, but only 33% knew correctly what PrEP was. 67% of HIV-negative participants were willing to take PrEP, although only 5% were taking it during WGP, mostly due to lack of access. 43% of HIV-negative respondents met at least one PrEP indication criteria. For HIV-negative men living in Spain, university education and living in big cities was associated with PrEP awareness. Lower education level and meeting PrEP criteria was associated with willingness to use PrEP. Conclusions Our study shows that among MSM attending WGP 2017 in Madrid, there was limited PrEP awareness, low accuracy of PrEP knowledge, and a high need and willingness to use PrEP. Health authorities should strengthen existing preventive strategies and implement PrEP.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been supported by the Spanish Network of Excellence on HIV ((RIS) (RD16CIII/0002/) and CIBERESP
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPlos
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2018 Iniesta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectPre-exposure prophylaxis
dc.subjectHIV
dc.subjectHealth education and awareness
dc.subjectMen who have sex with men
dc.subjectSpain
dc.subjectHIV diagnosis and management
dc.subjectHIV infections
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.titleAwareness, knowledge, use, willingness to use and need of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during World Gay Pride 2017
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0204738
dc.identifier.DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0216376
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204738
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.identifier.e-issn1932-6203
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Psiquiatría, Radioloxía, Saúde Pública, Enfermaría e Medicina
dc.description.peerreviewedSI


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