HIV knowledge, risk perception and pre-exposure prophylaxis interest among Thai university students

  • Khawcharoenporn T
  • Chunloy K
  • Apisarnthanarak A
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Abstract

To assess HIV risk perception and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) interest among university students, an anonymous survey was conducted among students from a large public university in Thailand. There were 641 participants; 118 (18%) were categorised into moderate or high-risk group. Of these 118 participants, 111 (94%) perceived themselves as no or low risk. Despite high levels of knowledge about HIV transmission risks, rates of consistent condom use with vaginal, oral and anal sex were all low (43%, 18% and 33%, respectively). The low rates of consistent condom use were significantly associated with false perception of low HIV risk (P

Author-supplied keywords

  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • PrEP
  • Thailand
  • antiretroviral prophylaxis
  • condom use
  • infection
  • men
  • pre-exposure prophylaxis interest
  • risk perception
  • university students
  • users

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Authors

  • T Khawcharoenporn

  • K Chunloy

  • A Apisarnthanarak

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