ResearchProjects

Examination of Autonomy Support on PrEP Use in Black MSM: A Quantitative Analysis
Funded by: HPTN Domestic Scholar Program
Project dates: June 2019 - November 2020
Principal Investigator: Ramos, S. Raquel
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Biomedical HIV prevention strategies, such as PrEP, have helped to reduce HIV incidence. However, PrEP use among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) has not reached levels sufficient to have population impact on HIV incidence. HPTN 073 was a pioneering study offering biomedical HIV prevention and a novel approach to service provision, called client-centered care coordination. HPTN 073 enrolled 226 Black MSM who were eligible for PrEP, although PrEP use was not required for study participation. Current analyses in HPTN 073 have focused on those who used PrEP during the study. Yet, little is known about the characteristics and predictors of Black MSM PrEP users and non-users. This study will conduct a secondary analysis of HPTN 073 data to investigate whether perceived autonomy support and other client-centered care coordination related factors are associated with PrEP use in Black MSM.