What's Preventing PrEP?
Significant barriers to PrEP uptake include low PrEP awareness, fear of stigma and/or side effects, provider bias, distrust of the healthcare system, and lack of access to care or financial assistance.7
Raising awareness around PrEP use in vulnerable communities may lead to increased PrEP uptake and lower HIV prevalence16
PrEP is underutilized in the southern United States because of challenges such as low rates of health insurance coverage, geography, low health literacy, low healthcare system capacity, low HIV vulnerability perception, and stigma17
Savings of more than $40K per patient
In the southern United States, messages targeting highly impacted communities that emphasize the benefits of PrEP may be a key to altering the current stigma around PrEP, and alleviating HIV treatment costs of $41,528 per patient per year in that region.11,17
HVUWCNT210010 June 2021