CDC’s MMRW on Changes in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men – 20 Urban Areas, 2014 and 2017


What is already known about this topic?

Men who have sex with men (MSM) can reduce their risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by using preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) consistently. Increasing PrEP use is a principal strategy of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative.

What is added by this report?

From 2014 to 2017, PrEP awareness among MSM in 20 urban areas increased from 60% to 90%, and PrEP use increased from 6% to 35%. PrEP use increased in almost all demographic subgroups but remains lower among black and Hispanic MSM.

What are the implications for public health practice?

By routinely testing patients for HIV, assessing HIV-negative patients for risk behaviors, and prescribing PrEP as needed, health care providers can play a critical role in ending the HIV epidemic.

PrEP Use Doesn’t Increase STIs Among Black MSM, New Study Shows

Some researchers have expressed concern that, as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A new study involving black men who have sex with men (MSM) pushes back against that worry.

HIV Partner Service Delivery Among Blacks or African Americans

In 2016, CDC funded 61 state and local health departments to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs, including partner services. CDC analyzed HIV partner services client-level data in the National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation system submitted by 59 health departments. This study explores the findings of Partner Services among Blacks/African Americans in the 61 funded states and local health departments.

Webinar: Whole-Health Assessment

The Whole-Health Assessment is the foundational training for His Health’s series.

In this training, candid discussion among experienced providers highlights how the intersection of race and sexuality affects Andre’s experience seeking care as a young Black man who has sex with men (MSM). This course includes information on relevant STD/STI screenings, mental and behavioral health assessments, anal health screening, and vaccinations. You will consider the influence of patients’ experiences both outside of and within your clinical setting, and practice simple strategies to facilitate culturally appropriate, holistic health care for Black MSM patients.

Transgender Issues in HIV

As awareness about the existence of transgender people growsin mainstream consciousness, so does our knowledge about their unique strengths, needs, and vulnerabilities. Providers of HIV care need accurate and current information about transgender people living with HIV, including potential barriers and facilitators to engagement and retention, as well as strategies for optimizing HIV care and treatment for transgender patients.