HIV Prevention

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are powerful tools for protecting patients at risk for HIV. Explore this page to learn how to prescribe HIV prevention in your practice to help keep your patients healthy.

Not enough people who could benefit from PrEP receive it

1.2 million people
may benefit from PrEP in the United States.1

Only 24.7% of people
who may benefit from PrEP received a prescription in 2020.1

Women represent only 8%
of PrEP prescriptions but account for 18% of HIV diagnoses.1

HIV prevention guidelines

Tell all your sexually active patients about PrEP and how it can protect them from getting HIV. Prescribe PrEP to anyone who asks for it, including sexually active adults and adolescents who do not report HIV risk factors. Read more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV Prevention Guidelines.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NCHHSTP AtlasPlus. Accessed February 9, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/atlas/index.htm