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Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.

Willingness to use PrEP

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Martin Holt presented interesting results from the Australian PrEPARE Project.

Overall the results seemed to lean towards willingness to use PrEP being amongst the minority of people in the MSM population, with the willing parties mainly being in the high risk group of contracting HIV.  These high risk men most willing to use PrEP are with those with HIV positive partners and inconsistent condom users.

Interestingly, the study also looked at men who were willing to have sex with a PrEP taker. People in this group were mainly those who were positive themselves, or who had a HIV positive partner, rather than those who are having casual sex with multiple partners. 

Really interesting! I can't wait to see what happens as more people start taking PrEP as it becomes more freely available! Maybe it will become more widely accepted. 

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