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Despite Awareness of PrEP, Few PCPs Prescribe It


Background: Each year, there are 50,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use by at-risk populations can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV by 44% to 86%. While >1 million adults could benefit from PrEP, only an estimated 49,000 are currently on PrEP. Primary care providers (PCPs) are not prescribing PrEP on a widespread basis, and few studies have evaluated the PrEP experiences of PCPs. Objective: To test the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB more...
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