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ATLANTA – April 15, 2020 –AIDSVu today announced the release of new interactive county-level data and maps visualizing PrEP use from 2012 to 2018, showing a 39% increase in PrEP use across the U.S. from 2017 to 2018, continuing a trend of consistent growth in PrEP use since 2012. AIDSVu is releasing these first-ever county-level data on PrEP to offer a more granular view of trends and disparities in PrEP use across the U.S. and complement the state-level PrEP use data and maps first released on AIDSVu in March 2018.
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is when people at risk for HIV take medicine daily to lower their chances of getting infected with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that approximately 1.1 million people are at high-risk for HIV exposure and could benefit from comprehensive HIV prevention strategies, including PrEP.