PrEP use can reduce HIV stigma in gay communities

A study published ahead of print in the Journal of AIDS reports how earlier prejudice against people who use PrEP has largely been overcome among users of social media hook-up apps in four large US cities.

The study also found that people who used PrEP (approximately 11% of participants) were not prejudiced against potential partners who were HIV positive. This was in contrast to non-PrEP users who rated social media profiles of people who were HIV positive as significantly less attractive and desirable than HIV-negative or PrEP profiles.

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