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dc.contributor.authorMoctezuma, Garcia ( Orcid Icon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8703-4929 )
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Allyssa L. ( Orcid Icon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5001-1483 )
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T19:25:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T19:25:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.citationGarcía, M., & Harris, A. L. PrEP awareness and decision-making for Latino MSM in San Antonio, Texas. PLoS ONE, 12(9).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8659
dc.description.abstractPre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been promoted among high-risk populations as an effective HIV biomedical intervention. However, limited research is available on the significance of culturally informed biomedical interventions for Latino MSM. A total of 159 self-administered Internet surveys were completed by Latino MSM ages 21-30 in San Antonio, Texas. The purpose of this research was to develop an instrument that measured Latino MSM attitudes and beliefs towards PrEP, identify associations between demographic factors and PrEP related factors and to suggest culturally appropriate strategies for the promotion of PrEP among the Latino MSM population. Research findings revealed implications for PrEP at the structural and individual level for Latino MSM. Structural level indicators emphasized the importance for raising PrEP awareness among Latino MSM in regards to PrEP related expenses, ameliorating stigmatization of high-risk populations, enhancing access to PrEP informed medical providers, and address mistrust of the government and medical providers role on addressing health disparities among Latino MSM. Overall, the findings for individual factors emphasize the need for patient-centered interventions for Latino MSM. Latino MSM currently on PrEP require supplemental resources to enhance PrEP adherence. Latino MSM not on PrEP require alternate options for PrEP delivery and/or cognitive behavioral approaches minimizing HIV risk behavior for Latino MSM concerned with PrEP toxicity, which may require non-biomedical interventions. Integration of Latino MSM currently on PrEP as peer educators provides a valuable resource for developing culturally informed PrEP interventions for Latino MSM. Peer educators are able to share their experiential knowledge of PrEP contextualized through cultural norms, beliefs, and values.en_US
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dc.format.extent16 pages
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPLoS Oneen_US
dc.sourcePLoS ONE, 2017, Vol. 12, No. 9
dc.subjectPre-Exposure Prophylaxis
dc.subjectPrEP Awareness
dc.subjectLatino MSM
dc.subjectHIV
dc.titlePrEP Awareness and Decision-making for Latino MSM in San Antonio, Texasen_US
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184014
dc.rights.licenseThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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