Trends in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) use in 9 Canadian provinces – 2018-2021 (Infographic)
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2022-12-01
Annual estimated PrEP use prevalence by province [per 100,000]
PrEP uptake has increased across almost all provinces.
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Prevalence of PrEP use [per 100,000] by age group in 2021
PrEP use prevalence was the highest among those 30 – 39 years of age.
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Annual prevalence of PrEP use [per 100,000], Canada (9 provinces)
PrEP use in Canada has increased overall, and among both males and females. However, PrEP is used primarily by males (98% of people on PrEP in 2021).
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PrEP prescriptions by specialty in 2021
The percentage of PrEP prescriptions prescribed by specialty in 2021:
- Primary care physicians (70%)
- Infectious disease specialists (18%)
- Other physician specialists (7%)
- Nurse practitioners (6%)
PrEP Prescriptions by payer type in 2021
Half of PrEP prescriptions were paid by private insurance, followed by public insurance (46%) and only 1% was paid by cash.
Date Sources: British Columbia: Annual estimates of persons using PrEP in British Columbia were provided by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. All other provinces: Annual estimates of persons using PrEP in Canada were generated from IQVIA's geographical prescription monitor dataset.
Data for the three territories and Alberta are not currently available and therefore have not been presented.
Notes: Any analysis of IQVIA data is arrived at independently and IQVIA is not responsible for any reliance by recipients of the data or any analysis thereof. The analyses, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of IQVIA.
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