New Publication from DC CFAR Investigator, Sarah Calabrese, PhD

Sarah Calabrese, PhD
December 07, 2017

DC CFAR investigator, Sarah Calabrese, PhD, has published an article in AIDS in Behavior entitled, "A Closer Look at Racism and Heterosexism in Medical Students' Clinical Decision-Making Related to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Implications for PrEP Education".

This article discusses the issue of social biases among healthcare providers potentially limiting PrEP access.  The researchers conducted a survey study of 115 US medical students that examined associations between biases (racism and heterosexism) and PrEP clinical decision-making, explored prior PrEP education as a potential buffer. Findings included that heterosexism may compromise PrEP provision to MSM and should be addressed in PrEP-related medical education.

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