Ghana: Changes in Sexual Risk Behavior Among Participants in PrEP HIV Prevention Trial
January 14, 2009
The researchers introduced the study by noting, "One of the concerns raised regarding the introduction of any new HIV-prevention measure, such as PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis], is the potential for risk disinhibition or sexual risk compensation." In this regard, the oral tenofovir HIV prevention trial has been the subject of international discussion.
"Counseling during the trial was effective," the authors concluded. "Different types of counseling and messaging may be needed for different subgroups within a population. These findings also have implications for required sample sizes for future HIV prevention trials where seroconversion is the main outcome."
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
12.01.08; Vol. 35; No. 12: P. 1002-1008; Greg Guest, Ph.D.; Dominick Shattuck, M.S.; Laura Johnson, M.A.; Betty Akumatey, M.phil.; Edith Essie Kekawo Clarke, M.D.; Pai-Lien Chen, Ph.D.; Kathleen M. MacQueen, Ph.D.
Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia: Community Influences on Young People's Sexual Behavior in Three African Countries