Trends in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis use in eight Canadian provinces, 2016-2020
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2021-12-01
- More than 70% of PrEP prescriptions were prescribed by primary care providers
- 35% of people on PrEP were 25-35 years of age
- The number of people taking PrEP aged 18-24 years increased by 1,800% between 2016 and 2020 (From 82 to 1,559 individuals taking PreP)
- More than two thirds of PrEP prescriptions were paid for by private insurance
The number of people on PrEP increased 4x from 2016 to 2020
Figure 1: Text description
This graph shows the estimated rate of people using PrEP in Canada by year and by sex. The horizontal axis shows the year of PrEP use and the vertical axis shows the estimated number of people aged 15+ years using PrEP, per million people.
|Total (Male + Female)||138.1||243.6||436.8||636.1||671.5|
PrEP uptake has increased across all provinces
Figure 2: Text description
This graph shows the estimated rate of people using PrEP by year and by province. The horizontal axis shows the year of PrEP use and the vertical axis shows the estimated number of people aged 15+ years using PrEP, per million.
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