Women missing out on HIV PrEP, doctors warn

Clinicians’ experience of prescribing PrEP to cisgender women was limited, says Dr Caroline Lade
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Caroline Lade.

Women are overlooked for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis under Australian guidelines and risk being left behind in the race to eliminate HIV transmission, according to sexual health physicians.

Currently, daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is recommended for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender patients, people who inject drugs, and heterosexual men and women who met risk criteria such as condomless sex with a serodiscordant partner who has a detectable viral load.