AIDSVu has released the first-ever interactive state-level maps visualizing a 73 percent increase year over year in persons using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across the U.S. from 2012 to 2016, with 77,120 PrEP users in 2016. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is when people at high risk for HIV take HIV medicine daily to lower their chances of getting infected with HIV. AIDSVu’s maps visualize the growth in PrEP use at the state-level by year, and break down the data by age and sex. These data and maps offer important information and tools to public health officials, policymakers, and researchers to inform efforts to improve PrEP awareness and increase uptake where it is needed most.
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