SPRC/PHSKC LunchBox Talk with Darcy Rao: An online survey for behavioral surveillance and monitoring of PrEP use in Washington: findings and methodological insights

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Please join the CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core and Public Health - Seattle/King County HIV/STD Program for another Lunchbox Talk featuring Darcy White Rao, MPH, PhD candidate in the University of Washington Department of Epidemiology.

With increasing interest and investment in oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in Washington, there is a need for new surveillance systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the intervention. Online surveys provide an efficient platform for data collection in geographically dispersed populations, particularly with hard-to-reach groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM). In collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, Darcy designed and implemented a state-wide online survey to measure sexual behavior, healthcare utilization, and awareness and use of PrEP among MSM and transgender women. In this talk, she will present the findings from this survey and share what they learned about internet-based data collection.

You may find the link to this lecture’s recording, and previous lecture’s recordings on the CFAR website here: http://depts.washington.edu/cfar/SPRC_Lunch_box_Series

Location: King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Room 121 (Upon entering the building, follow the hallway to the left, past the elevators to room 121.)

If you have any questions, please contact sprc@uw.edu.