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Vaccines 2014, 2(1), 129-137; doi:10.3390/vaccines2010129
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Acceptability of Condoms, Circumcision and PrEP among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Descriptive Study Based on Effectiveness and Cost

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1 Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, 121 Washington Ave, Lexington, KY 40506, USA 2 Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA 3 School of Public Health, Georgia State University, One Park Place, Suite 714, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 11 November 2013 / Revised: 9 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014
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Abstract

The current study examined and compared the willingness of young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) to accept pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), adult male circumcision, and condoms for reducing their risk of HIV acquisition. The majority (67%) reported unprotected receptive anal sex in the last six months. About three-quarters (71%) would accept using PrEP if it was 100% effective. Cost influenced PrEP acceptance with 19% indicating acceptance at $100 per month co-pay. Of those not circumcised, 50% indicated willingness if circumcision was 100% effective. Acceptance of circumcision decreased markedly to 17% with co-pays of $100. About 73% of men were willing to use condoms if they were 100% effective and 50% indicated a willingness at the cost of $10 per month. The findings suggest that condom use promotion strategies should remain at the forefront of public health efforts to control HIV incidence among YBMSM.
Keywords: African American men who have sex with men; HIV/AIDS; condoms; PrEP; circumcision African American men who have sex with men; HIV/AIDS; condoms; PrEP; circumcision
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Crosby, R.A.; Geter, A.; DiClemente, R.J.; Salazar, L.F. Acceptability of Condoms, Circumcision and PrEP among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Descriptive Study Based on Effectiveness and Cost. Vaccines 2014, 2, 129-137.

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