Addressing Gaps in HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Care to Reduce Racial Disparities in HIV Incidence in the United States

Samuel M. Jenness; Kevin M. Maloney; Dawn K. Smith; Karen W. Hoover; Steven M. Goodreau; Eli S. Rosenberg; Kevin M. Weiss; Albert Y. Liu; Darcy W. Rao; Patrick S. Sullivan


Am J Epidemiol. 2019;188(4):743-752. 

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PrEP will play a critical role in HIV elimination in the United States, but its success will also depend on how we use it to address the persistent racial disparities in HIV incidence. Implementation of PrEP following a continuum framework could achieve the dual goals of reducing HIV incidence overall and decreasing the disparities in incidence between BMSM and WMSM over the next decade even despite current racial gaps in PrEP care. However, targeting these gaps with existing and novel interventions is greatly needed to make critical advances in using PrEP to reduce disparities.