The current study examined and compared the willingness of young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) to accept pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), adult male circumcision, and condoms for reducing their risk of HIV acquisition. The majority (67%) reported unprotected receptive anal sex in the last six months. About three-quarters (71%) would accept using PrEP if it was 100% effective. Cost influenced PrEP acceptance with 19% indicating acceptance at $100 per month co-pay. Of those not circumcised, 50% indicated willingness if circumcision was 100% effective. Acceptance of circumcision decreased markedly to 17% with co-pays of $100. About 73% of men were willing to use condoms if they were 100% effective and 50% indicated a willingness at the cost of $10 per month. The findings suggest that condom use promotion strategies should remain at the forefront of public health efforts to control HIV incidence among YBMSM.
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Support for this study was provided by the DDI endowment made to Crosby.
Crosby, Richard A.; Geter, Angelica; DiClemente, Ralph J.; and Salazar, Laura F., "Acceptability of Condoms, Circumcision and PrEP Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Descriptive Study Based on Effectiveness and Cost" (2014). Health, Behavior & Society Faculty Publications. 10.