PrEP’s popularity doesn’t include Black and Latinos, research finds

Written by on March 19, 2023

HIV-preventing PrEP drugs are becoming increasingly popular in the US. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty)

PrEP has become extremely popular in the US with gay and bisexual men – but only among those who are white, according to new findings.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – the oral medication used to prevent HIV infections – has been hailed as groundbreaking all over the world. However, despite being readily available in the US for a decade, new HIV infections have only seen a steady decrease amongst gay and bisexual white men.

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