New Zealand

A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for New Zealand.

  • 1,000-1,500
    Estimated Number of Current PrEP Users

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 5,816
    National Health System Targets

    National targets put forward by governments may be aspirational and/or indicative of estimated need; or they may be low or nonexistent if PrEP is solely available via demonstration projects. In some instances, national targets may not include targets from all planned and ongoing PrEP demonstration projects. For these reasons, a calculation of current PrEP users as a percentage of this target will not necessarily reflect accurate progress in PrEP initiations at the country level.

Data Updated: December 31, 2018

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
    Not submitted

Types of Delivery Projects

  • Demonstration projects, which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities.
  • National level — PrEP availability in government clinics.

Research, Demonstration and Implementation Projects

Policy Framework


  • Auckland District Health Board
  • PHARMAC, New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency

Resources for New Zealand

  • A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP can help implementers, government and advocates begin planning for and implementing PrEP programs.
  • Ending HIV – An informational website developed by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, providing at-risk New Zealanders with PrEP facts, news, and information on where to access PrEP locally.
  • Click here for the latest information from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
  • – A multi-national collaboration that provides access options by mail order to PrEP medicines to people in a number of countries.
  • APCOM is a coalition governments, United Nations agencies, non-profit organisations and community based organisations from Asia and the Pacific, working together to address HIV issues that affect the lives of men who have sex with men and transgender people. Click here to access PrEPMAP, their new guide to accessing PrEP in the region.