Title

Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

26-5-2021

Keywords

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV-Prevention, Methods

Abstract

In the U.S., gay and other men who have sex with men (G/MSM), especially young Black and Latino men of color, are disproportionately impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), representing a large percentage of the HIV-positive population and accounting for the bulk of new infections. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV-prevention method that includes HIV-negative individuals taking a daily anti-retroviral medication and visiting a medical provider quarterly to test for sexually transmitted infections. Since 2012, when the FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of tenofovir disproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF-FTC), or Truvada, for PrEP, uptake has been increasing, but is still low, and access and use disparities exist among racial and ethnic minority G/MSM. The aim of this systematic literature review is to identify useful qualitative methods for recruiting and studying PrEP among queer men of color. To do this, I examine scientific articles, published between 2010 and 2020, that meet the following criteria: (1) Focus on HIV-prevention, specifically PrEP; (2) Use samples of G/MSM; and (3) Use qualitative data collection approaches. My research questions are: (1) What strategies do PrEP researchers use to recruit and qualitatively study G/MSM? (2) How do the approaches used, and methodological limitations discussed, differ among studies using samples that include white G/MSM and those focused exclusively on G/MSM of color? The findings of this review will help researchers identify methodological barriers to accessing these understudied populations and develop strategies for overcoming these difficulties. Winner, Brooks Library reSOURCE Award. Winner, College of the Sciences Presentation Award.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Griff Tester

Department/Program

Sociology

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/qualitative-methods-for-studying-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-among-young-queer-men-of-color-in-the-us-a-literature-review/

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 26th, 12:00 PM

Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

Ellensburg

In the U.S., gay and other men who have sex with men (G/MSM), especially young Black and Latino men of color, are disproportionately impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), representing a large percentage of the HIV-positive population and accounting for the bulk of new infections. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV-prevention method that includes HIV-negative individuals taking a daily anti-retroviral medication and visiting a medical provider quarterly to test for sexually transmitted infections. Since 2012, when the FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of tenofovir disproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (TDF-FTC), or Truvada, for PrEP, uptake has been increasing, but is still low, and access and use disparities exist among racial and ethnic minority G/MSM. The aim of this systematic literature review is to identify useful qualitative methods for recruiting and studying PrEP among queer men of color. To do this, I examine scientific articles, published between 2010 and 2020, that meet the following criteria: (1) Focus on HIV-prevention, specifically PrEP; (2) Use samples of G/MSM; and (3) Use qualitative data collection approaches. My research questions are: (1) What strategies do PrEP researchers use to recruit and qualitatively study G/MSM? (2) How do the approaches used, and methodological limitations discussed, differ among studies using samples that include white G/MSM and those focused exclusively on G/MSM of color? The findings of this review will help researchers identify methodological barriers to accessing these understudied populations and develop strategies for overcoming these difficulties. Winner, Brooks Library reSOURCE Award. Winner, College of the Sciences Presentation Award.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/COTS/95