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06.07.2019 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 10/2019

AIDS and Behavior 10/2019

Knowledge About Oral PrEP Among Transgender Women in New York City

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AIDS and Behavior > Ausgabe 10/2019
Autoren:
Christine Tagliaferri Rael, Michelle Martinez, Rebecca Giguere, Walter Bockting, Caitlin MacCrate, Will Mellman, Pablo Valente, George J. Greene, Susan G. Sherman, Katherine H. A. Footer, Richard D’Aquila, Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Thomas J. Hope
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Abstract

This paper grows our understanding about PrEP knowledge in transgender women (TW) to improve PrEP-focused education/outreach. Research took place in New York City. We conducted four focus groups in English or Spanish (N = 18). Discussions focused on participants’ perceptions and knowledge of oral PrEP. Most participants knew that PrEP is efficacious and requires consistent use. However, some participants were skeptical of medications; others acknowledged that false assumptions about PrEP exist among TW. Most TW in our focus groups were informed about PrEP through clinics or community-based organizations. Some participants felt that messages about medications were oversimplified, and wanted more information.

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