This year, Grindr teamed up with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to survey thousands of Grindr users on PrEP to find out who uses (and who doesn’t) and why.
- 5% reported to be on PrEP.
- 7% claimed to be interested in trying it in the future.
- 35% of those considering it were worried about remembering to take a pill every day.
- 51% of those interested in taking PrEP were worried they didn’t know enough about it.
- 37% of those who said they didn’t want to try it admitted the lack of information was part of the reason why.
- 17% of those wanting to try it admitted that anxiety about talking to their doctor was why they hadn’t started.
- 21% of those wanting to try the drug admitted they weren’t out to their doctor.
- 6% of those who were on PrEP were also not out to their doctor.
It seems like a lack of information is the biggest anchor that delays an education on sexual health. While many gay guys claim that PrEP isn’t for them, the fact that 51% of interested users were worried they didn’t know enough about it is a bit worrisome.
PrEP is a life saver. No one should be left from an opportunity to educate themselves about it. Check out the video below for a better understanding: