New Sigma Panel report on attitudes to PrEP

Published: October 31, 2011

This month we have undertaken the tenth monthly survey in the Sigma Panel of
gay men, bisexual men and other men that have sex with men (MSM) in England
and released the sixth Insight BLAST – our fast feedback mechanism to get
essential planning data into the public domain. Insight Blasts have a short
turnaround for analysis and output to health promoters developing and
delivering sexual health interventions with, or for MSM.

The new Insight Blast is about "Prospective attitudes to HIV Pre-Exposure
Prophylaxis (PrEP)". It describes men’s awareness of PrEP and its surface
accceptability; reasons for considering taking it (or not); whether men
think PrEP should or should not be made available; dosing preferences and
reasons for them; perceived impact of the extent of protection on intention
to use; and the perceived impact it might have on sexual behaviour. The data
was collected as part of the fifth Sigma Panel questionnaire in June 2011.

This new Insight Blast and the first five – addressing “HIV testing”: “The
next sexual partner”; "Alternatives to unprotected anal intercourse";
"Notifying former sex partners about STI diagnoses"; and "STI screening
before the next sexual partner" are all available via our homepage or at
http://www.sigmapanel.org.uk

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