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2024 Spring Consortium Meeting – long acting injectable HIV medications in San Francisco

We had a robust and insightful discussion at the May 9 meeting about the implementation of CAB-LA for HIV prevention and injectable CAB/RPV for HIV treatment in SF and some of the challenges.  Thanks to all who were able to join us, and special thanks to the presenters and panelists, including Laura Thomas, Andy Scheer, Dr. Monica Gandhi, Parousha Zand, Dr. Brad Hare, Gary Lee, Dr.  Lou Cubba, and our discussion moderator, Dr. Hyman Scott.

The meeting slides are here!

Below is a list of links to LAI provider/front-line worker resources on the GTZ-SF website —

  • [Flowchart] Apretude Insurance – here
  • [Protocol] WPIC/Street Medicine Open Access Clinic: Long-Acting Injectable PrEP (IM Cabotegravir) – here
  • [Pocket Card] getSFcba Injectable PrEP – here
  • [Bay Area PrEP Provider Guide] Ask about PrEP: How providers can prescribe PrEP to prevent HIV and reduce health disparities – here
  • [Protocol] Ward 86 Long-Acting ART Guidelines – here
  • [Tipsheet] Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) ART & PrEP: The frontline worker’s role in team-based care – here

Here is a link to the SFDPH Long-acting injectable ART and PrEP in San Francisco Landscape Analysis (report).

If your clinic or organization has resources to share, we’re happy to link them on the GTZ-SF website! Lastly, here is a link – https://www.ebgtz.org/resource/injectables/ – to East Bay Getting to Zero’s Injectable HIV Medications and PrEP webpage that includes toolkits, clinical updates, and training videos.

Following up on Laura’s policy update, please MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the upcoming *Day of Action* on Fri, June 7, to call attention to issues including the HIV housing crisis; healthcare needs for LGBTQ+ and HIV communities, mental health for HIV long-term survivors, and San Francisco’s overdose crisis.  Below is the schedule of action for the day.

  • Teach-in @ Civic Center Plaza, 11am – 12pm
  • Lunch @ Civic Center Plaza, 12pm – 1pm
  • Meetings w/ Board of Supervisors, 1:30pm – 5pm

You can also email city leaders; just text PREVENT HIV to the number 52886.

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