Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States. High-risk sexual behaviors are difficult to modify; thus, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a daily pill is a promising prevention tool for this vulnerable population. We present a case of a young black MSM who was able to successfully access PrEP with the help of a community program but was not able to adhere to the regimen or engage in care. He ultimately acquired HIV infection. We review the existing literature and advocate for increased services and research to support youth’s adherence to PrEP and engagement in HIV prevention programs, with a focus on YMSM of color.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care|
|State||Published - Jun 3 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Support for K.J.M. was provided by the National Institutes of Health award number T32AI055433. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. This work was also supported by the Minnesota Department of Health, grant agreement #111016.
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- HIV prevention
- adolescent HIV