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Whose Responsibility Is It? Beliefs about Preventing HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Truong, Hong-Ha, M.1; Fatch, Robin1; Tan, Judy, Y.1; Raymond, H., Fisher1,2; McFarland, Willi1,2

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000795
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ABSTRACT HIV-negative and HIV-positive men believed they both are responsible for preventing HIV. Responsibility beliefs, however, did not always correspond with discussing HIV status or refraining from serodiscordant condomless anal sex. Discrepancies between individuals’ HIV prevention responsibility beliefs and their sexual risk behaviors merit further examination, particularly in the PrEP era.

1University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

2Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA, USA

Corresponding Author: Dr. Hong-Ha M. Truong, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 550 16th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158, Telephone: 415-476-6384, Email:

Funding: NIH R01 MH077509 (PI: W. McFarland)

Conflicts: The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose

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