Big increase in recent PrEP users among new HIV cases, largest UK clinic reports
In 2020, nearly one in five people diagnosed with HIV had used PrEP in the last three months, some very recently.
This does not imply that PrEP was more frequently failing to prevent HIV infection. The increase in diagnoses among recent PrEP users mirrors an overall increase in the proportion of clinic users who were taking PrEP. Dr Nicoló Girometti of the 56 Dean Street Collaborative Group told aidsmap.com that in 2020 about 15,000 PrEP users – about a third of all attendees – attended Dean Street.
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