March 14, 2018
A few weeks ago, South Korea became the latest country to introduce oral PrEP, bringing the number of countries offering PrEP to more than 50. With more people using PrEP every month, AVAC and its HIV Prevention Market Manager project has created the Global PrEP Tracker to help keep track of the fast-changing status of PrEP around the world.
The tracker, housed on the PrEP Watch online clearinghouse, is a single source offering a variety of information, including:
- Estimated PrEP initiations compared to targets by country.
- Specifics on PrEP programs by population, service delivery model and funder.
- Status updates on country registration of tenofovir-based medications for prevention.
- Up-to-date information on daily oral PrEP inclusion in national policy guidelines.
The tracker provides a global snapshot of PrEP statistics by country. PrEP Watch also houses Country Update Pages, which provide an overview of the status of daily oral PrEP in countries where PrEP is rolling out or being considered.
The numbers provided in the Global PrEP Tracker are estimates, as monitoring systems vary by country and are in early stages. Right now, the estimate is of individuals initiated on PrEP in ongoing projects. The tracker does not estimate the number of people actively taking PrEP at a given moment.
Updated quarterly, the estimates in PrEP Watch are derived by review of and outreach to implementers of oral PrEP studies, implementation initiatives and large-scale national programs. AVAC is grateful to the projects who contribute their data–these contributions make the tracker possible! If you notice data are missing, please let us know.
We hope this resource will bring some clarity to the fast-moving field of oral PrEP–and we look forward to working together to continue to improve the tracker in the future!