Report

HIV Testing and PrEP Use, Familiarity, and Attitudes Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the US

A national probability sample of three birth cohorts
September 2018

This study is the first to provide estimates of HIV testing and the use of PrEP among three generations of gay and bisexual men in the U.S. using a national probability sample. The paper was published in PLOS ONE in September 2018.

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Highlights
Most sexually active gay and bisexual men aged 18-25 are not tested for HIV annually, as recommended by the CDC.
A minimal percentage of sexually active gay/bisexual men of all age groups use PrEP.
Visiting an LGBT health clinic was associated with a greater likelihood of HIV testing and PrEP use.
Data Points
4%
of sexually active gay/bisexual men of all age groups use PrEP
52%
of young sexually active gay and bisexual men were familiar with PrEP as HIV prevention
79%
of men aged 34-41 were familiar with it
25%
of young gay and bisexual men had never tested for HIV in their lives
45%
of young sexually active gay and bisexual men had tested for HIV at least annually
59%
of men aged 34-41 had been tested at least annually

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HIV Testing and PrEP Use, Familiarity, and Attitudes Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the US