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We developed an iPad-based application to administer an HIV risk assessment tool in a clinical setting. We conducted focus group discussions FGDs with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men MSM to assess their opinions about using such a device to share risk behavior information in a clinical setting. Participants were asked about their current assessment of their risk or any risk reduction strategies that they discussed with their healthcare providers. Participants were then asked to provide feedback about the iPad-based risk assessment, their opinions about using it in a clinic setting, and suggestions on how the assessment could be improved. FGD participants were generally receptive to the idea of using an iPad-based risk assessment during healthcare visits. Based on the results of the FGDs, an iPad-based risk assessment is a promising method for identifying those patients at highest risk for HIV transmission.

KeywordsHIV risk Pre-exposure prophylaxis HIV risk assessment Men who have sex with men AbbreviationsFGDFocus group discussion

MSMMen who have sex with men

PrEPPre-exposure prophylaxis.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi: 10.1186-2193-1801-3-708 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Jeb Jones - Rob Stephenson - Dawn K Smith - Lauren Toledo - Allison La Pointe - Jennifer Taussig - Patrick S Sullivan

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