Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for People Who Inject Drugs: Community Voices on Pros, Cons and Concerns

In 2014 - 2015, the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) researched the knowledge, beliefs, and opinions of people who inject drugs about potential pros, cons, and concerns related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) for people who inject drugs.

With this paper, INPUD aims to amplify the voices of people who inject drugs so that their unique knowledge and perspectives can be taken into account as policies related to PrEP are formulated. This is of vital importance, as many people who use drugs have grave concerns about the ethics, effectiveness, and safety of prioritising broad promotion of PrEP for people who inject drugs—especially in a global context of drug prohibition and limited access to harm reduction services and antiretroviral therapy for people who inject drugs living with HIV.