Will I? Won't I? Why Do Men Who Have Sex With Men Present for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Sexual Exposures?
June 18, 2009
"Failures of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE) to prevent seroconversion have been reported and are often associated with ongoing risk exposure," the authors wrote. "Understanding why men who have sex with men (MSM) access PEPSE on some occasions and not others may lead to more effective health promotion and disease prevention strategies." The researchers undertook a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews of 15 MSM within six months of their initiating PEPSE treatment at an HIV outpatient service in Brighton.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
06.2009; Vol. 85: P. 206-211; C. Sayer, M. Fisher, E. Nixon, K. Nambiar, D. Richardson, N. Perry, C. Llewellyn
The Structure and Outcomes of a HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Program in a High HIV Prevalence Setup in Western Kenya
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