PrEP service delivery preferences of black Cis-gender women living in the Southern United States

Academic Article

Abstract

  • To assess PrEP service delivery preferences among Black cis-gender women living in urban and rural settings in Alabama, we conducted a cross-sectional discrete choice experiment survey. Discrete choice experiments included five attributes. Hierarchical Bayes (HB) modeling and latent class analyses (LCA) were used to evaluate attribute preferences. Among 795 Black cis-gender HIV-negative women, almost two-thirds lived in urban settings and reported having at least some college; about a third reported a household income less than $25,000 annually; and reported willingness to use PrEP. Respondents placed the greatest importance on PrEP medication formulation and healthcare facility. LCA showed the group with the highest rural proportion preferred for on-line visits. Black women in the Deep South had distinct preferences regarding PrEP service delivery. These findings can inform tailored interventions to improve PrEP uptake among Black cis-gender women across diverse settings in the South.
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  • AIDS and Behavior  Journal
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    Author List

  • Elopre L; Boutwell A; Gordon B; Johnson B; Marrazzo J; Van Der Pol B; Mugavero MJ