The results of the ECDC and Hornet Gay Social Network PrEP in Europe study are out as an infographic and also with a deeper analysis in this blog post on Hornet’s website.
The evidence is very clear: We need PrEP in Europe now, and it should be available to everybody in the MSM community who needs it.
The conclusions read: “The results from this survey show that the use of PrEP in the community is common (10%). When taking into account those who intend to use PrEP in the next six months, it becomes clear that the demand for PrEP among the sub-group of MSM responding to this survey is high. The high proportion of informal use of PrEP poses challenges for health systems. Specific concerns about online delivery of PrEP include how to promote adherence and provide follow-up care, as well as how to ensure that people are purchasing genuine drugs and reduce the risks associated with stock outs of drugs. It will be important to engage with community, peer and online initiatives to ensure that they promote consistent information and messages about PrEP.”
Click here for a PDF version of the infographic: HORNETinfographicFinal A