Title

HIV Prevention Among Cisgender Men Who have Sex with Transgender Women

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

2021

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Cisgender men who have sex with transgender women face elevated risk for HIV, yet are understudied in prevention research. We conducted in-depth interviews with 19 men who have sex with transgender women in Baltimore, Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia to explore perspectives on HIV prevention. Participants used several strategies to reduce HIV risk: condoms, frequent HIV testing, communication about HIV status with partners, and limiting the types of sex acts performed. While condom use was inconsistent, it was preferred over pre-exposure prophylaxis, in part due to medical distrust. HIV self-testing was generally viewed unfavorably. Although most participants were referred to the study by their transgender women partners, they recommended reaching other men who have sex with transgender women in bars, nightclubs, online, and through social media. HIV prevention interventions should be inclusive of the needs and experiences of men who have sex with transgender women.

DOI

10.1007/s10461-021-03194-z

Keywords

Health

Disciplines

Social Work

Comments/Extra Notes

Additional authors: Dangerfield, Derek T.; White, Jordan

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