Abstract

Abstract:

Objective. We examined the prevalence and correlates of interest in receiving HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Latinx migrants at high-risk of HIV infection in Tijuana, Mexico, a migrant sending/receiving community bordering California. Methods. In 2016, 870 HIV-seronegative biologically male Latinx migrants ages 18 and older responded to interviewer-administered surveys. Univariate statistics and multivariable analyses were estimated. Results. In multivariable logistic regression analyses, emerging adults (18–24 years) were significantly less likely than participants ages 45 and older to be interested in PrEP (AOR: 0.35; 95% CI: 0.13, 0.89). Those who ever had sex with another male (AOR: 1.78; 95% CI: 1.13, 2.80), and who recently used illicit drugs (AOR: 1.74, 95% 1.09, 2.75) were significantly more likely to be interested in receiving PrEP. Conclusions. Provision of PrEP to migrant males at high-risk of HIV is needed. In Mexico, expanding access to federal health insurance and reducing the costs of PrEP are urgently needed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-6869
Print ISSN
1049-2089
Pages
pp. 806-818
Launched on MUSE
2022-05-09
Open Access
No
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