Grindr shared information about users' HIV status with third parties
For three years, the Be-PrEP-ared project explored the willingness of gay men and transgender women with an increased risk of HIV to use PrEP, their adherence to the therapy, the way they experienced the use of PrEP and whether their condom use had changed as a result.
This was the first PrEP study in Belgium. For those who, for whatever reason, prefer not to use a condom, this is a very reliable medicine. No infection was found during the study in the group of gay men at increased risk of HIV. Timely testing and early treatment of HIV, in addition to the promotion of safe sex, are central to the Belgian HIV prevention strategy.
No new infections during research on preventive HIV pill
PrEP may possibly constitute a valuable complement for certain groups of men who have sex with men, and where condom use is not always guaranteed. However, PrEP does not offer protection against other sexually transmitted infections. Our study confirms that PrEP can offer potential added value to defeat the epidemic," says Prof. According to the latest figures from Sciensano , new diagnoses were made in Belgium last year, mainly in gay men and people from sub-Saharan Africa. Participants were asked whether they would be friends, date, or have sex with the characters.
Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us
Many people find this term stigmatising as it suggests information which is normally kept secret. As a risk reduction strategy, the drawback for HIV-negative people is that they can only be certain of their HIV status when they last took a test, whereas HIV-positive people can be confident they know their status. Comparing one group with another, expresses differences in the odds of something happening. An odds ratio above 1 means something is more likely to happen in the group of interest; an odds ratio below 1 means it is less likely to happen. Studies aim to give information that will be applicable to a large group of people e.
Because it is impractical to conduct a study with such a large group, only a sub-group a sample takes part in a study. A total of men from nine US cities completed the full survey years old, average age 37 in July Most of the men in the sample were white PrEP users also rejected promiscuous men for dating, and appeared to prefer to date men on PrEP, but this difference was once again not significant.
They largely rejected promiscuous characters not taking PrEP. As this was a significant finding for HIV-negative but not for HIV-positive individuals in terms of sexual partner selection, it also is consistent with PrEP sorting being used as a risk mitigating strategy.
A PrEP user perhaps someone obtaining his medication informally who does not test for HIV regularly and who has lapses in adherence may have a false sense of security about his HIV status. This may be because the combination of monogamy and PrEP use is seen as a more responsible way of having sex with HIV-negative individuals, and HIV-positive men may not feel as pressurised to disclose their status if they know their partner is on PrEP.
This is further evidence for PrEP sorting while using online apps. Martinez, J.