What is PrEP?

UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center hosts free community education program on HIV prevention pill at The Center

SAN DIEGO – Since its FDA approval for use in HIV prevention in July 2012, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is quickly becoming a new way to prevent HIV infection. But what is PrEP? How does it work? And how can you access it?

Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m., the UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center (AVRC) hosts PrEP Talk, a free community education forum about HIV risk, HIV testing, PrEP, and resources for accessing PrEP.

Researchers from UC San Diego will talk about HIV risk, HIV testing options, what PrEP is, and how PrEP can be used for HIV prevention. A representative from Gilead, the makers of the only FDA-approved HIV prevention pill, will share information about how to access PrEP through the company’s patient assistant program.

PrEP Talk

PrEP Talk is a free event Monday, April 14, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The San Diego LGBT Community Center (3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103). Dinner is available for those who register in advance. Registration is limited to the first 200 guests. Registration and more information is available online at: www.preptalkSD.eventbrite.com.

For questions about PrEP Talk, please contact Joshua Romero at jpromero@ucsd.edu or (619) 471-3884.


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