Social media & PrEP: A systematic review of social media campaigns to increase PrEP awareness & uptake among young Black and Latinx MSM and women
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been shown to be highly effective at reducing the risk of HIV. Despite efforts to employ various social marketing strategies to promote PrEP among young people at greater risk for HIV, PrEP awareness and uptake remain low. We conducted a comprehensive review of current literature that presents or evaluates the use of social media and/or specific communication campaigns to increase PrEP awareness among young Black and Latinx men who have sex with men (MSM) and women. Eight articles met the inclusion criteria for the final analysis. The most used platforms included Facebook, Instagram, and custom mobile applications. Social media is a dynamic and promising tool that may be used to increase PrEP awareness, uptake, and adherence among young Black and Latinx MSM and women.
Kudrati SZ, Hayashi K, Taggart T
- Men who have sex with men
- Ethnoracial communities
- Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade
- Biomedical interventions
- Education/media campaigns