Prescription of Preexposure Prophylaxis to Men Who Have Sex With Men Diagnosed and Reported With Gonorrhea, STD Surveillance Network, 2016

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Aug;45(8):e57-e60. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000812.


Using a representative sample of gonorrhea cases in select jurisdictions, we estimated the proportion of eligible men who have sex with men reporting being prescribed preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. In 2016, half (51.3%) of the estimated 33,165 eligible men who have sex with men reported being prescribed PrEP by their health care provider.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Gonorrhea / epidemiology*
  • Gonorrhea / microbiology
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Homosexuality, Male / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities / statistics & numerical data*