PrEP Committee

The PrEP initiative has 3 core components focused on providers, users, and measuring impact.

Improved user knowledge and access

  • Broad-based education campaign to reach into heavily impacted communities
  • User hotline for information, resources
  • Website as “one-stop shop” of local and national resources and information
  • Affordability program including navigators to assist potential users with insurance and provider choice, access to co-pay/deductible/payment assistance
  • Speakers bureau of PrEP users
  • Programs to support PrEP adherence

Increased provider capacity

  • Support for public-access PrEP clinics
  • Training, resources for providers in diverse fields (primary care, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry)
  • Warm line for providers
  • Online tools
  • Cultural humility training for providers

Tracking PrEP uptake and impact

  • Measure PrEP use citywide (including demographics and behavior of PrEP users, duration of use, type of PrEP)
  • Track potential negative consequences (e.g., breakthrough infections, resistance, social harms, STIs, difficulty accessing PrEP)
  • Track potential benefit (e.g., impact on HIV incidence, access to comprehensive health services for PrEP users)
  • Track sexual and injection behaviors over time
  • Track PrEP- and HIV-associated stigma
  • Measure cost to providers, payers, users

PrEP Committee Resources

Resources for people interested in PrEP and doxy-PEP

Visit Injectable HIV Medications and PrEP – for resources compiled by East Bay Getting to Zero

Resources for PrEP providers

Visit Injectable HIV Medications and PrEP – for resources compiled by East Bay Getting to Zero

PrEP News & Updates

Latest from PrEP Committee

New & Updated Resources, June 2024

We’ve added a number of new or recently updated resources on the website, see links below. Many thanks to GTZ-SF committees and community partners for developing & sharing these critical resources. *New* Doxy-PEP Info sheet in English and Spanish for patients – here and here (en español)  – SF City Clinic Doxy-PEP fact sheet for healthcare providers…

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Apretude (PrEP) Insurance Flowsheet

BAYLAP, or the Bay Area Alliance for Long Acting PrEP, has developed an insurance flowsheet to help clinics with insurance navigation. The document can be found on the PrEP Committee page and Resources page. And directly, here!

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[New Publication] The case for prescribing PrEP in community mental health settings

Sudler A, Cournos F, Arnold E, Koester K, Riano NS, Dilley J, Liu A, Mangurian C. The case for prescribing PrEP in community mental health settings. Lancet HIV. 2021 Apr;8(4):e237-e244. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(20)30273-3. Epub 2021 Jan 22. PMID: 33493438. Abstract Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical HIV prevention modality that is up to 99% effective in…

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