In 2021, the U.S. public was introduced to a bi-monthly injectable form of PrEP, which stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Taken in pill form and now also available as an injectable this medication reduces the chance of getting HIV from sex or injection drug use.
This is revolutionizing the field of treatment and prevention of HIV because we never have had a form of either that was this long lasting. Also, it's exciting news because it expands the number of tools we have in our hands to fight HIV. Health centers have been taking their first steps in implementing these tools.
Guests featured in this episode:
- Jeremiah Johnson Program Manager Prep4All
- Amy Killelea, J.D. Killelea Consulting
- Aviva Cantor, PA-C, AAHIVS, PhD Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Alexandra Walker, Digital Communications Director, NACHC