HIV prevention pill is not reaching most who could potentially benefit – especially African Americans and Latinos
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In 2015, there were approximately 1.1 million Americans who could potentially benefit from PrEP: 500,000 African Americans, 300,000 Latinos, and 300,000 whites. However, analysis of available data on PrEP prescriptions finds that 7,000 prescriptions were filled at retail pharmacies or mail order services for African-Americans and only 7,600 for Latinos during a similar time period (September 2015- August 2016). While racial and ethnic data were not available for one-third of the prescription data, the analysis shows a substantial prevention need.