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Black MSM and PrEP
Challenges and Opportunities

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Promising Practice, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language: English

Developed by: The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Although estimates of HIV incidence remain relatively stable in the United States (US), the epidemic continues to increase disproportionately among men who have sex with men (MSM). Notably, nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. While the data about its safety and efficacy in this population are encouraging, structural and social barriers that undermine optimal PrEP uptake, as well as suboptimal adherence and retention in PrEP-related, follow-up medical care must be addressed.

Resource Details: In this webinar, two leading infectious disease providers and researchers from Mississippi and Alabama will address possible barriers and facilitators of PrEP uptake among Black MSM and highlight novel efforts to deliver PrEP services to Black MSM.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.