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Awareness and willingness towards pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection among individuals seeking voluntary counselling and testing for HIV in Taiwan: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey.

Authors
  • Lee, Yi-Chieh1
  • Chang, Sui-Yuan2, 3
  • Lin, Kuan-Yin4
  • Chang, Lan-Hsin5
  • Liu, Wen-Chun5
  • Wu, Cheng-Hsin5
  • Sun, Hsin-Yun5
  • Hung, Chien-Ching5, 6, 7, 8
  • Chang, Shan-Chwen5
  • 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, Medical Lo-Hsu Foundation, I-Lan, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 3 Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 4 Department of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Jin-Shan Branch, New Taipei City, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 5 Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 6 Department of Parasitology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 7 Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. , (China)
  • 8 China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Open
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Oct 16, 2017
Volume
7
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015142
PMID: 29042372
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Understanding the willingness to initiate PrEP against HIV among the VCT clients in Taiwan, which was associated with male gender, risky sexual behaviours and awareness of PrEP, will help inform the implementation of PrEP programme.

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