– Gay/Bisexual Men, Testing & the Pandemic

The “Love and Sex in the Time of COVID-19” survey conducted online from April to May, 2020, of 696 gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

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Statistics from “Sex in the Time of COVID-19: Results of an Online Survey of Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men’s Experience of Sex and HIV Prevention During the US COVID-19 Epidemic,” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 9/2/2020. Authors Rob Stephenson, Tanaka M. D. Chavanduka, Matthew T. Rosso, Stephen P. Sullivan, Renée A. Pitter, Alexis S. Hunter and Erin Rogers.

“Methods: The Love and Sex in the Time of COVID-19 survey was conducted online from April to May, 2020. Participants were recruited through paid banner advertisements featured on the social networking platforms Facebook and Instagram, and on the Grindr app….Over a 6 week period, we received 34,930 clicks on our ads, 3864 people entered the survey portal, and 1789 (46.3%) started the survey. Of those who started, 11 (0.6%) reported living outside the U.S., 136 reported a gender other than male (7.6%), 5 reported being younger than 18 years of age (0.3%), and 283 had not had sex with a man in the past 12 months (15.8%), resulting in 1354 eligible participants. In total, 696 (51.4%) of those who started the survey, completed the survey, for a final sample size of 696 GBMSM [gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men].”

According to a 5/13/2020 cdc.gov article: “Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.”

Chart created and posted by SexEd.net November 2020