Undeclared pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) use among syphilis-positive blood donors, England, 2020 to 2021

Victoria Maddox, Claire Reynolds, Alieu Amara, Laura Else, Susan R. Brailsford, Saye Khoo, Heli Harvala*

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Abstract

An individualised blood donor selection policy was implemented in the United Kingdom from summer 2021. We have investigated the impact of this policy by comparing the extent of undeclared use of HIV preexposure or post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) before and after this change. The rate of PrEP usage in syphilis-positive male blood donors has not changed since individualised donor assessment was implemented but provides continuing evidence of undisclosed PrEP use which may be associated with current or past higher-risk sexual behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2023

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