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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) experiences and perceptions

Help us in our research study

The Public Health Institute at LJMU, funded  by Sexually Transmitted infections Research Foundation (STIRF), are conducting research on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

In case you haven’t heard of it, PrEP is a pill used in the  prevention HIV. They are conducting short (30-60 minutes) interviews over the  phone with service users as well as service providers, who are over-18 years old.

The  research seeks to investigate perspectives of men who have sex with men (MSM) who take PrEP and those who are thinking about taking it. The team at LJMU are  looking to interview people regarding their:

  • Awareness of PrEP (including eligibility, compliance, access,  online sourcing of PrEP and sources of information)
  • The impact of PrEP on uptake and patterns of HIV testing, on  sexual risk behaviours, hepatitis C risk and awareness, and other STIs
  • Barriers to accessing PrEP
  • The complexities around optimal PrEP service provision

For more information, if you are interested or know anyone who may be interested in taking part in an interview, please email Jenny Germain.

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