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Clare Barrington, University of North Carolina

PrEP Up!: a mixed methods study of stigma and pre-exposure prophylaxis use in Guatemala
When Feb 20, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where In Person - 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV across the globe. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) entails taking a daily pill that provides high levels of protection against HIV infection. PrEP has expanded the HIV prevention landscape and has the potential to make a substantial population-level impact on HIV transmission. Maximizing uptake and use of PrEP requires in-depth understanding of determinants of acceptability, including stigma. We conducted a mixed methods study of the influence of stigma on PrEP acceptability and use among GBMSM in Guatemala City. We characterize experiences with PrEP stigma and present findings on the relationship between stigma and PrEP outcomes. We consider implications for maximizing the population-level impact of PrEP as a tool for promoting health equity.

About the Speaker

Clare Barrington

Clare Barrington is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is the Latin American Programs Director for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Dr. Barrington conducts mixed-methods research on social and structural influences on health, in particular HIV and diabetes, with a geographic focus in Latin America. She also leads the qualitative component of mixed methods impact evaluations of health and development programs in Ghana and Malawi. She teaches courses on qualitative methods and professional development and is Director of the doctoral program in Health Behavior.

Seminar Format

Location IN PERSON: 1101 Morrill Hall.  We are requesting advanced registration so that we can track capacity.  Please use this link to RSVP.

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM: The Zoom Registration link . Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar. 

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2023 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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