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High awareness but low uptake of PrEP among Black and Hispanic transgender women in US study

[From aidsmap, June 27, 2019]

“There is high awareness but low uptake of HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) among Black and Latina transgender women in Baltimore and Washington DC, investigators report in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Although 87% had heard of PrEP, only 17% had taken it. However, three-quarters of HIV-negative individuals who had never taken PrEP said they would be willing to do so.”

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