It Starts With Me campaign will focus on raising awareness of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Black African communities. It will start on Monday 19 October 2020
PrEP knowledge, attitudes and usage among Black African communities in England
Key finds from a community survey conducted by HIV prevention England in 2019 on PrEP knowledge, attitudes and usage among Black African Comunities in England indicates that
“there is a low level of knowledge among Black Africans about PrEP, which is markedly different from GBM cohorts. In addition to this, people who have heard of PrEP may have misconceptions about what it means, who it is for and how to access it.”
“A significant proportion of BA individuals are open to taking PrEP in situations where they have the correct information about it and can recognise that they may benefit from taking it.”
“According to available data, extremely few Black Africans are currently using PrEP in the UK”.