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Increased clinician confidence and uptake of event-based PrEP by men who have sex with men during the COVID-19 pandemic
  1. Daniel Richardson1,2,
  2. Emma Buck1,
  3. Andrew Parkhouse1,
  4. Deborah Williams1
  1. 1 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; docdanielr{at}

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HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can either be used daily or as an event-based dosing (EBD) regimen by men who have sex with men (MSMs) having condomless anal sex to prevent HIV transmission; however, clinicians with expertise delivering daily PrEP often lack confidence delivering EBD–PrEP.1 During the COVID-19 pandemic, MSMs appear to have tailored their sexual behaviour in line with local social restrictions, including the way they use PrEP.2 We aimed to explore the proportion of MSMs using EBD–PrEP since the national rollout of PrEP in the UK …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors DR designed the study; DR and EB collected and the data. All authors contributed to the data analysis and the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.