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Donald PetteFollow

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23-8-2019 9:00 AM

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23-8-2019 4:00 PM

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Background: In 2012, PrEP (Truvada), a once daily, fixed dose antiretroviral drug and of one the first HIV prophylactic drugs, was approved by the FDA. However, many gay male patients still engage in risky sexual practices after being prescribed PrEP.

Objectives:The purpose of this study is to explore what factors, after being prescribed PrEP (Truvada), prevent gay male patients from participating in safe-sex practices.

Method: An integrative literature review was performed using PsychInfo, ProQuest, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature(CINAHL) Complete. Search strategy included combinations of the terms: Truvada, PrEP, HIV OR AIDS, Education, LGBT, MSM, Gay Men, and Homosexual. A date range was set to journals published in 2015 or later to provide the most accurate and recent studies conducted on Truvada and Sex Education

Results:Three major factors affecting patients’ participation in safe-sex practices were identified. These are: patients’ inadequate education regarding PrEP and safe-sex practices, patients’ desire to have more pleasurable and intimate sexual encounters, and a patients’ unwillingness to participate in safe-sex practices.

Conclusion: The main factor preventing safe-sex practices found was education. However, the current amount of information regarding this question is limited and further research is needed. This review can provide the framework for this future research to occur

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Aug 23rd, 9:00 AM Aug 23rd, 4:00 PM

Sex-Education and Safe-Sex Compliance for Gay Men Prescribed Truvada: An Integrative Literature Review

Background: In 2012, PrEP (Truvada), a once daily, fixed dose antiretroviral drug and of one the first HIV prophylactic drugs, was approved by the FDA. However, many gay male patients still engage in risky sexual practices after being prescribed PrEP.

Objectives:The purpose of this study is to explore what factors, after being prescribed PrEP (Truvada), prevent gay male patients from participating in safe-sex practices.

Method: An integrative literature review was performed using PsychInfo, ProQuest, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature(CINAHL) Complete. Search strategy included combinations of the terms: Truvada, PrEP, HIV OR AIDS, Education, LGBT, MSM, Gay Men, and Homosexual. A date range was set to journals published in 2015 or later to provide the most accurate and recent studies conducted on Truvada and Sex Education

Results:Three major factors affecting patients’ participation in safe-sex practices were identified. These are: patients’ inadequate education regarding PrEP and safe-sex practices, patients’ desire to have more pleasurable and intimate sexual encounters, and a patients’ unwillingness to participate in safe-sex practices.

Conclusion: The main factor preventing safe-sex practices found was education. However, the current amount of information regarding this question is limited and further research is needed. This review can provide the framework for this future research to occur