Equity Considerations for Expanding PrEP Use for MSM in Los Angeles County

February 22, 2021

Los Angeles County is one of the 8 priority counties in California under the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan. Despite longstanding efforts, disparities in HIV burden persist, especially among racial/ethnic minority MSM. PrEP is a key pillar of the federal, state, and local plans to end the HIV epidemic. Microsimulation modeling can help us make decisions on how to allocate limited resources by examining the predicted tradeoffs between effectiveness, fairness, and disparity reduction across racial/ethnic groups. This infographic illustrates the potential impact of three PrEP allocation strategies.