Improving the effectiveness and delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people who inject drugs

Addiction. 2017 Apr;112(4):580-582. doi: 10.1111/add.13597. Epub 2016 Oct 12.


Given evidence to date, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people who inject drugs should be implemented alongside efforts to improve access to existing evidence-based HIV prevention interventions, including antiretroviral therapy and opioid agonist treatments. The criminalization and marginalization of people who inject drugs has and will continue to limit the effectiveness of HIV prevention strategies, including PrEP.

Keywords: Criminalization; HIV; drug policy; drug use; injection drug use; pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • HIV Infections
  • Humans
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations*
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis*
  • Substance Abuse, Intravenous


  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations