The case for prescribing PrEP in community mental health settings


The Lancet HIV
22 January 2021

Andrew Sudler, Francine Cournos, Emily Arnold, Christina Mangurian, et al.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical HIV prevention modality that is up to 99% effective in preventing HIV acquisition through sex if taken as directed. People with serious mental illness (eg, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) are at high risk of acquiring HIV due to sexual behaviours, injection drug use, social factors, and structural discrimination that limits access to all types of preventive health services.
 

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