WOULD THE SIBLINGS OF LATINX MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN ENCOURAGE THEIR BROTHERS TO USE PrEP? FINDINGS FROM A FEASIBILITY AND ACCEPTABILITY STUDY

Homero E. Del Pino*, Edwin Rojas, Jagadīśa Devaśrī Dācus, Petra Durán, Angel J. Martínez, José A. Hernández, George Ayala, María Cecilia Zea, Katrina Schrode, Nina T. Harawa

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Abstract

We explored whether siblings can be engaged in PrEP promotion. We used the Information-Motivation-Behavior model to develop and conduct surveys and dyadic interviews with Latino men who have sex with men (LMSM) and their siblings (n = 31) and three sibling-only focus groups (n = 20). For LMSM, only n = 14 (45%) agreed they would benefit from taking PrEP, yet n = 22 (71%) would take PrEP to make their sibling worry less about them, and n = 23 (74%) requested a PrEP referral. For siblings, n = 20 (65%) believed PrEP would benefit their brother, and n = 19 (95%) in the focus groups said they would take PrEP to help their brother get started. Qualitative results include (1) siblings’ support for PrEP use, (2) explicit conversations about sex were not necessary for discussing sexual health, and (3) siblings wanted to understand what they could do to encourage their brother to consider PrEP. We conclude siblings can be engaged in PrEP promotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-405
Number of pages16
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Latino
  • men who have sex with men
  • pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • siblings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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