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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)- knowledge and attitudes among a New York City emergency department patient population

Calderon, Yvette; Leider, Jason; Cowan, Ethan; Brusalis, Christopher; Mantell, Joanne E.; Sandfort, Theo

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), in which HIV-negative individuals receive antiretroviral medications to prevent HIV acquisition, has shown potential as a means to reduce HIV incidence among high-risk persons. The acceptability of PrEP among at-risk persons will strongly impact the effectiveness of PrEP. This study aimed to assess knowledge and attitudes towards PrEP within a demographically-mixed community with high HIV prevalence.

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Clinical Psychology
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BioMed Central
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September 9, 2014