Prophylactic HIV Drugs Market Segmentation By Drug (Tenofovir, Emtricitabine and Others); By Dosage Form (Oral and Topical); By Distribution Channel (Retail Pharmacies, Hospital Pharmacies, Online and Others) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

  • Report ID: 2002
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
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Recent Trends and Developments in the Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Descovy, a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug for HIV that consists of a combination of 200 mg emtricitabine and 25 mg tenofovir alafenamide. The drug aims to reduce the risk of HIV type-1 and can be taken by adults as well as adolescents weighing at least 35 kg. However, there might be a few safety risks associated with Descovy among people who have Hepatitis B as well, for which precautions need to be taken.

Introduction to Prophylactic HIV Drugs

Prophylactic drugs for HIV are used for the prevention of AIDS among people who are at a high risk for the disease. Since AIDS is a viral autoimmune disorder, the treatment is much more complicated than bacterial diseases. Thus, the prevention of this disease is preferred over its cure, thereby resulting in a growing demand for preventive HIV drugs all across the globe. HIV is a retrovirus that compromises the immune system of the body and spreads to another person through certain body fluids such as blood, semen and breast milk.

Market Size and Forecast

Around 37.9 million people from all over the world were estimated to live with HIV in the year 2018. Out of these, only 62% were anticipated to receive anti-retroviral therapy for the treatment as reported by W.H.O. in the same year. The prophylactic HIV medication consist of fixed-dose combination of drugs taken either before or after possible exposure of HIV. On the basis of this, these drugs are of two types: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The prophylactic HIV drugs market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2019-2027. The market is segmented by drug, by dosage form, by distribution channel and by region. On the basis of dosage form, the market is further segmented into oral dosage forms and topical medication forms, out of which, the oral dosage forms segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the prophylactic HIV drugs market on account of ease of administration of drugs in the form of tablets and capsules. The increased availability of oral forms of prophylactic HIV drugs at offline pharmacies as well as online and as OTC drugs are some additional factors responsible for the significant market share of oral dosage forms. 


Growth Drivers

Rising Awareness about HIV AIDS Prevention Globally Raises the Demand for These Drugs

The large prevalence of HIV AIDS among people across the world is a matter of concern for the population. According to data presented by the World Health Organization, an estimated 3.5 million people were living with HIV in Americas in 2018 while around 2.5 were living with HIV in Europe. However, the highest occurrence of this disorder was in the Africa region, with an estimated 25.7 million people living with the disease in 2018. This raises the demand for HIV preventive measures in the form of drugs and devices, thereby estimated to boost the market growth.

Growing Benefits of Using Prophylactic Drugs to Drive the Market Growth

Prophylactic drugs have the potential to lower the rate of transmission of HIV infection and reduce the chances of infection among people. Furthermore, the cost-effectiveness of preventive drugs raises the demand for these drugs, which is further estimated to result in the market growth during the forecast period.


Strict Government Approval for These Drugs to Restrict Growth of the Market

The major challenge faced by the prophylactic HIV drugs market is the time taken by government organizations such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the drugs to be sold in the market. Moreover, the strict regulation standards for these drugs is another factor anticipated to inhibit the market growth.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the prophylactic HIV drugs market includes the following segments:

By Drug

  • Tenofovir
  • Emtricitabine
  • Others

By Dosage Form

  • Oral
  • Topical

By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Online
  • Others

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the prophylactic HIV drugs market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

The advanced healthcare services in North America along with faster development of drugs and therapies for AIDS prevention are anticipated to result in the highest share in the market in this region in the upcoming years. On the other hand, the market in Europe is estimated to hold a significant share in the market on account of high number of incidences of HIV which facilitates the demand for prophylactic HIV drugs. Similarly, the market in Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to witness substantial growth during the forecast period as a result of growing number of cases of HIV AIDS which give rise to various healthcare initiatives by government for prevention of HIV.

Prophylactic HIV Drugs Market

The prophylactic HIV drugs market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC,  Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
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  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 2002
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

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