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PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019.

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Blair, KJ; Segura, ER; Garner, A; Lai, J; Ritterbusch, A; Leon-Giraldo, S; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Lake, JE; Clark, J; Holloway, IW
Published in: AIDS and behavior
September 2021

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has limited availability across Latin America, though access is increasing. We explored PrEP uptake in Mexico via an online survey completed by Spanish-speaking, Hornet geosocial networking application (GSN app) users without HIV (n = 2020). Most (81.3%) had heard of PrEP, 3.5% were current users, and 34.2% intended to take PrEP within six months. Current PrEP use was associated with PrEP eligibility (aOR 26.07 [95%CI 13.05-52.09], p < 0.001), recent STI testing (aOR 3.79 [95%CI 1.10-13.11], p = 0.035), and recent chemsex (aOR 3.02 [95%CI 1.02-8.93], p = 0.046). Recent STI testing was associated with hearing about PrEP from a doctor (aOR 3.26 [95%CI 1.98-5.36], p < 0.001), and those who lived in large cities were less likely to have learned about PrEP via Hornet (aOR 0.52 [95%CI 0.32-0.85], p = 0.009). Interventions to increase PrEP uptake in Mexico should build upon existing health networks and utilize GSN apps for PrEP information dissemination, particularly in less populated areas.

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AIDS and behavior

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EISSN

1573-3254

ISSN

1090-7165

Publication Date

September 2021

Volume

25

Issue

9

Start / End Page

2743 / 2754

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Networking
  • Public Health
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Mexico
  • Male
  • Intention
  • Humans
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • HIV Infections
  • 4206 Public health
 

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Blair, K. J., Segura, E. R., Garner, A., Lai, J., Ritterbusch, A., Leon-Giraldo, S., … Holloway, I. W. (2021). PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019. AIDS and Behavior, 25(9), 2743–2754. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03184-1
Blair, Kevin J., Eddy R. Segura, Alex Garner, Jianchao Lai, Amy Ritterbusch, Sebastian Leon-Giraldo, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Jordan E. Lake, Jesse Clark, and Ian W. Holloway. “PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019.AIDS and Behavior 25, no. 9 (September 2021): 2743–54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03184-1.
Blair KJ, Segura ER, Garner A, Lai J, Ritterbusch A, Leon-Giraldo S, et al. PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019. AIDS and behavior. 2021 Sep;25(9):2743–54.
Blair, Kevin J., et al. “PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019.AIDS and Behavior, vol. 25, no. 9, Sept. 2021, pp. 2743–54. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10461-021-03184-1.
Blair KJ, Segura ER, Garner A, Lai J, Ritterbusch A, Leon-Giraldo S, Guilamo-Ramos V, Lake JE, Clark J, Holloway IW. PrEP Awareness, Use, Intention to Use, and Information Source Among Geosocial Networking Application Users in Mexico in 2018-2019. AIDS and behavior. 2021 Sep;25(9):2743–2754.
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Published In

AIDS and behavior

DOI

EISSN

1573-3254

ISSN

1090-7165

Publication Date

September 2021

Volume

25

Issue

9

Start / End Page

2743 / 2754

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Networking
  • Public Health
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Mexico
  • Male
  • Intention
  • Humans
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • HIV Infections
  • 4206 Public health