A Young Black MSM on PrEP Is Lost to Follow-Up and Acquires HIV Infection: A Case to Call for Improved Strategies to Support Youth Adherence and Engagement in HIV Prevention

Ketzela Jacobowitz Marsh, Meghan Rothenberger

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Abstract

Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV in the United States. High-risk sexual behaviors are difficult to modify; thus, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a daily pill is a promising prevention tool for this vulnerable population. We present a case of a young black MSM who was able to successfully access PrEP with the help of a community program but was not able to adhere to the regimen or engage in care. He ultimately acquired HIV infection. We review the existing literature and advocate for increased services and research to support youth’s adherence to PrEP and engagement in HIV prevention programs, with a focus on YMSM of color.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2019

Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • PrEP
  • YBMSM
  • YMSM
  • adolescent HIV

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Case Reports

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