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Challenges of providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Martinique, French West Indies
  1. Lise Cuzin1,2,
  2. Ornella Cabras1,
  3. Athena Marquise1,
  4. Sandrine Pierre-François1,
  5. Mathilde Pircher1,
  6. André Cabié1
  7. CHUM HIV prevention study group
    1. 1 Infectious and Tropical Diseases, CHU de Martinique, Fort-de-France, Martinique
    2. 2 UPS, Toulouse, France
    1. Correspondence to Dr Lise Cuzin, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, CHU de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200, Martinique; lise.cuzin{at}

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    Martinique Island is one of the French regions with the highest incidence of HIV infection. Between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020, 122 people attended our clinic for their first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) visit. Two had an HIV diagnosis, 5 decided not to take PrEP and 115 started PrEP. Among those who started PrEP, 104 were men; median age 32 years; 86 self-reported as men having sex with men and 18 as bisexual. By the end of December 2020, 54 of 115 …

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    • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

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    • Collaborators CHUM HIV prevention study group: Sylvie Abel; Karine Guitteaud; Jean Marie Turmel; Bastien Bigeard; Mélanie Lehoux; Jérémie Pasquier; Rafaelle Theodose; Nicole Desbois; Fatiah Najioullah; Laurence Fagour; Karen Rome.

    • Contributors LC designed the study and recalled the patients, all authors took care of the patients. All authors gave comments on the final report.

    • 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.