Electronic Dissemination of a Web-Based Video Promotes PrEP Contemplation and Conversation Among US Women Engaged in Care at Planned Parenthood

AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug;25(8):2483-2500. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03210-2. Epub 2021 Mar 11.


We evaluated the acceptability and impact of a web-based PrEP educational video among women (n = 126) by comparing two Planned Parenthood centers: one assigned to a Web Video Condition and one to a Standard Condition. Most women reported the video helped them better understand what PrEP is (92%), how PrEP works (93%), and how to take PrEP (92%). One month post-intervention, more women in the Web Video Condition reported a high level of comfort discussing PrEP with a provider (82% vs. 48%) and commonly thinking about PrEP (36% vs. 4%). No women with linked medical records initiated PrEP during 1-year follow-up.

Keywords: HIV; Internet-based intervention; Patient care; Pre-exposure prophylaxis; Women.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-HIV Agents* / therapeutic use
  • Communication
  • Electronics
  • Female
  • HIV Infections* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis*


  • Anti-HIV Agents