Changing the use of HIV preexposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Melbourne, Australia

Eric P.F. Chow, Jane S. Hocking, Jason J. Ong, Tina Schmidt, Andrew Buchanan, Elena Rodriguez, Kate Maddaford, Prital Patel, Christopher K. Fairley

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We surveyed 204 men who have sex with men (MSM) who were pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users. One in 4 daily PrEP users stopped taking PrEP during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 5% switched to on-demand PrEP. Most men reduced PrEP use because they stopped having casual sex and reduced the number of casual partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofaa275
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Coronavirus disease
  • Lockdown
  • PrEP
  • SARSCoV- 2
  • Sexual health

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