New Survey Shows Many Ceased PrEP During COVID-19 Pandemic Despite Provider Recommendations

Jul 15, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

In a new survey from the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), about one-third of respondents using pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV reported having stopped taking the medications when they were forced to stay home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of those stopping PrEP, 85% cited that they were not engaging in risk behaviors – mirroring the risk taking behaviors of the overall group. AAHIVM presented the findings last week at the virtual International AIDS Conference.

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About Julia Zigman (she/her)

Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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