PrEP Awareness Week returns for its third year, from 27 Nov – 3 Dec 2023.
Recently released figures from the UK Heath Security Agency1 (UKHSA) report that the number of HIV diagnoses first made in England increased by 6% in 2022 as services resumed following COVID-19 disruption (2,313 in 2021 vs 2,444 in 2022). However there was significant variation between different groups.
PrEP uptake has been greatest in gay and bisexual men (MSM). Overall HIV diagnoses fell by 8% in this group (784 in 2022 vs 724 in 2023). However this was not consistent across all demographics. Diagnoses fell by 17% in MSM of white ethnicity (508 to 420). Whereas rises were observed among men of Asian origin (+17%) and those of mixed or other ethnic origin (+25%). HIV diagnoses also increased in heterosexual men and women. The rise was particularly steep in women diagnosed outside of London (31% increase from 300 in 2021 to 393 in 2022)
That’s why the PrEP Awareness Week website is now available in multiple languages and includes PrEP information for all genders and sexualities. Based on your feedback, these are the final ten, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and Bengali.
Learn more about PrEP Awareness Week at getonprep.co.uk