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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.

The changing experiences of negotiating sex with (potential) partners for men using PrEP

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Looking at disclosure that one is on PrEP to potential partners and changes in sexual practices.

Interviews with 24 gay men were conducted.

Normalisation.

It can reduce difficulties in disclosing either partner’s status.

Disclosing to presumed negative partners didn’t always go well, probably because I was a bit too intense about it.

Being on PrEP gave them a feeling of not needing to disclose, which was quite welcome.

Reduced sero-sorting, sero-positioning, and sero-withdrawal.

There is more of a fluidity of where the sexual encounter may end up, and less of a script to read from.

There was a reduced concern/worry about HIV.

HIV meds could be seen as something that can enhance our sexual experiences.

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