PrEP Committee

The PrEP initiative has 3 core components focused on providers, users, and measuring impact. A PrEP steering committee will oversee efforts in these 3 areas:

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

PrEP News & Updates

Latest from PrEP Committee

Mission Wellness to become first pharmacy in California to offer PrEP directly to consumers

By Nikole Trainor, MPH, MCHES, Maria Lopez, Pharm.D., AAHIVP & Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH Mission Wellness Pharmacy in San Francisco became the first pharmacy in California to provide PrEP directly to consumers, without the need for a doctor’s prescription. In collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and with support from the Getting to Zero consortium, Mission…

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PrEP for Youth Panelists

PrEP for Youth Panel Discussion

By Tapakorn Prasertsith The most recent Getting to Zero Consortium meeting, held Thursday, March 24, focused on an issue health providers have been facing since PrEP was approved in 2012: providing PrEP to youth. PrEP currently is not FDA-approved to be prescribed for minors (<18 years old). This means providers can only prescribe to youth…

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PrEP for Youth Live Hangout 4/7/16

Hangouts with HIVE presents Making PrEP Work for Youth: Strategies from Birmingham, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Join us April  7 from 9 am–10 am PST/12 noon–1 pm ET for a Google+ Hangout on Air to talk about making PrEP accessible for youth. 1 in 4 new HIV diagnoses in the US is…

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When PrEP Educators Don’t Like PrEP

Please read this excellent article by AIDS Project of the East Bay Executive Director Rob Newells, “When PrEP Educators Don’t Like PrEP: Minister Rob Newells’ Message to Naysayers,” written in response to observations at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta and posted at AVAC. 

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