HIV and Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men: HIV Prevention

There are many HIV prevention strategies available, including condoms; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Additionally, for people with HIV, treatment provides substantial benefits for personal health and reduces HIV transmission to others. This is sometimes called HIV treatment as prevention. Many evidence-based interventions focused on risk reductionadherence to HIV medicinelinkage to, retention in, and re-engagement in carestructural approaches; and engagement in PrEP care have supported these prevention strategies.

PrEP Awareness and Use Among Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in 23 US Cities, 2017*†
PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex or injection drug use.

This chart shows 81 percent of Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men without HIV were aware of PrEP and 21 percent used PrEP. 

* Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
Among gay and bisexual men aged 18 and older.

Source: CDC. HIV infection risk, prevention, and testing behaviors among men who have sex with men—National HIV Behavioral Surveillance, 23 U.S. cities, 2017. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2019;22.

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