A key component of the New York State Ending the Epidemic Initiative is to facilitate access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). New data on the ETE dashboard show trends in PrEP use and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) use based on prescription data from the NYS Medicaid program. These interactive visualizations allow users to filter the results by age, sex, region, race/ethnicity, and Medicaid program type.
- PrEP highlights: The number of persons who filled at least one PrEP prescription continues to climb. From July to December 2016, N = 3,489 Medicaid recipients filled a PrEP prescription, which represents a 20% increase in the number of persons who filled prescriptions from the prior 6 months (January to June, 2016). Demographic differences exist with more men (versus women) and persons aged 25-49 (versus all other age ranges) filling prescriptions.
- PEP highlights: From July to December 2016, 933 Medicaid recipients filled PEP prescriptions. PEP prescriptions were most commonly filled among persons aged 25-49.
- These early data indicate that PEP use may have peaked among Medicaid recipients and is on the decline, which could be due to increased uptake and better targeting of PrEP.