PrEP Uptake Defies COVID-19 in 2020

October 14, 2020

Updates to AVAC’s Global PrEP Tracker are in for Q3 2020, showing that overall global uptake continued to climb even in the midst of COVID-19. The number of people who have started on PrEP has reached 773,474, an increase of more than 23 percent since the year began. This figure includes countries where the burden of HIV is high, such as Kenya and South Africa, and despite the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems.

Find details for every country with a PrEP program in the Excel version of the Tracker, and take a look at Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia to see trends in countries with notable increases in new PrEP users.

For a dynamic look at the data, use our data visualization tool depicting progress over time and by country. Seventy-eight countries—inclusive of all with a known PrEP program—contribute to the data set, updated quarterly via surveys to programs, demonstration projects, clinical trials and other PrEP initiatives.

animated graphic showing the new dynamic PrEP tracker

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