For World AIDS Day, Curtis Chan from the Kirby Institute talks through the findings of the PrEP Appeal Study. The research found that cost and access are the main barriers to more people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.
The PrEP Appeal Study surveyed more than 17,000 men who have sex with men and 1,200 transgender women across 16 countries in the Asia Pacific. The countries surveyed included Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Curtis Chan is a research associate and PhD student in HIV prevention at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. You can find him on TikTok @curtisxchan.