Young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, or YGBMSM, who used an online, interactive educational intervention were more likely to use condoms, get tested for HIV and begin pre-exposure prophylaxis compared with YGBMSM who viewed an information-only website, according to the results of a pilot trial published in AIDS and Behavior.
“Young MSM, in particular, account for more than a third of all HIV infections among MSM and more than 70% of new infections among people aged 13 to 24 years,” José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, presidential professor of nursing and director of the program on sexuality, technology and action research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men do not receive comprehensive sex education in schools regarding their same-sex attractions. Compared to face-to-face workshops, the mHealth approach allows us to provide interactive, personalized and appealing content to young men regardless of their geographic location and their ability or comfort to attend in-person events.”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare, a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi.
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