Study Shows Big Increase In PrEP Use By Gay/Bisexual Men At Risk For HIV
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control indicates an almost 500% increase in the use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) among gay and bisexual men in 2017.
The data, presented at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle on Thursday, found 35% of gay/bisexual men at risk for HIV had begun using PrEP, up from only 6% in 2014.
According to NBC News, the study was based on 8,000+ interviews across 20 cities in the U.S.
The numbers also revealed the varying adoption rates among different ethnic groups.
Among gay/bisexual men at high risk of HIV, 40% of white men were found to use PrEP, while only 30% of Hispanic men and just 26% of African-American men admitted to taking the drug.
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