8 Mar 2021

Participants sought: How PrEPared are you? HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Participants sought for attitudes to PrEP use

How PrEPared are you? Overseas born gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and their attitudes toward PrEP and PrEP use in Australia are invited to participate in a study on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.

The purpose of the study is to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as reported by newly arrived (have been in Australian for less than 5 years) gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). 

PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy approved by the TGA in 2016 and listed under the PBS in 2018. Individuals with Medicare can access PrEP at low cost through their local GP and pharmacist. However, for individuals without access to Medicare, PrEP can only be accessed either by paying a full price or through overseas online pharmacies. 

The aim of the study is to explore various social, medical and cultural factors that contribute to participants' perceptions of PrEP. A 60-minutes in-depth interview will be conducted to explore participants' opinions and experiences with PrEP. Participants will receive $30 Coles-Myer or Woolworths voucher to reimburse them for their time. The study is open to both PrEP and non-PrEP users, with or without Medicare.


Ethics Committee Project Number: Alfred Health 84/21

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