Vital Signs: Reaching People Who Could Benefit From PrEP
November 24, 2015 – New CDC Estimates Underscore the Need to increase Awareness of a Daily Pill that can Prevent HIV Infection
In advance of World AIDS Day (observed Tuesday, December 1), CDC has published new data that estimate 1 in 4 gay, bisexual men; 1 in 5 people who inject drugs; and 1 in 200 heterosexuals should be counseled about pre-exposure prophylaxis, a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection.
- Press Release: New CDC estimates underscore the need to increase awareness of a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection
- Vital Signs: Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV
- Background Materials:
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Not Enough health care providers know about PrEP
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This graphic illustrates that not enough health care providers know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Daily PrEP can reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV by more than 90% and reduce the risk of HIV infection among injection drug users by more than 70%. Additionally, one in three primary care doctors and nurses have not heard about PrEP.