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Latino & Black Men are Less Likely to be on PrEP Than White Men



Latino & black men are less likely to be on PrEP than white men

by Gwendolyn Smith

(LGBTQ Nation) –Men who have sex with men account for 67% of new HIV infections.

What’s more, Black and Latino men are 10.5 and 4.9 times, respectively, more likely to be infected when compared to white men.

Yet according to a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , these same men are also less likely to take a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

The same groups also lags behind when it comes to discussing PrEP with their health care providers.

“This type of research is critical to finding – and correcting – missed opportunities to offer PrEP to people at risk for HIV, particularly among African American and Latino gay and bisexual […]

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