PrEP Implementation

PrEP Implementation

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a highly effective HIV prevention method. HIVE supports the innovators and champions of expanded HIV prevention methods and the rapid scale up of wide PrEP implementation by posting PrEP implementation tools, stories of challenges and successes, and best practices. May we all have access to HIV prevention and pregnancy planning methods that support our life style choices!

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Offering PrEP in Family Planning Clinics

Watch this Google+ Hangout on Air as we hear from PrEP champions from around the country who shared lessons learned and discuss the way forward for integrating PrEP into family planning services.

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PrEP for US Women: The Role of Women’s Health Practitioners

Worldwide, approximately one million reproductive-aged women were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. 60% of new HIV infections in individuals under age 25 were in women and girls . Globally, 40% of pregnancies are unintended. There is significant overlap between areas with higher rates of HIV and unintended pregnancies.

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SFDPH PrEP Navigation

Miranda Nordell, SFDPH PrEP Coordinator at Ward 86, is interviewed by HIVE’s youth reporter, Sheldon Kilpack. Learn what San Francisco has done to get PrEP to the people.

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PrEP Pharmacokinetics

Dr. Angela Kashuba and Dr. Mackenzie Cottrell along with their colleagues, conducted a pharmacology investigation to determine the number of doses
required for effective HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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PleasePrEPMe.org: Overview and Lessons Learned

PleasePrEPMe.org, an initiative of HIVE, is a location-based, searchable California PrEP Provider Directory formally launched in November 2015 followed by the release of the Spanish version in January 2016. #PleasePrEPMe

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NURX PrEP FAQs

NURX is a San Francisco-based service that provides birth control and PrEP delivered to your door.

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NURX Delivers Care

I first heard about Nurx after I told my mom an idea I had about a company which would deliver pharmaceuticals to people’s doors in San Francisco, sort of a bike messenger service that worked with pharmacies.

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UCSF 360 Wellness Center

Joey Shemuel, PrEP Coordinator and Peer Advocate at UCSF 360 Wellness Center, is interviewed by Sheldon Weber-Kilpack on what the 360 clinic is and what PrEP Navigators do.

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POWER Health: Implementing HIV Prevention for Women

We discussed women’s health outcomes and HIV prevention implications for women.
Themes included: perception of risk; structural risk and health inequities; bottom-partner control HIV prevention methods; PrEP for women; healthy sexuality for women; sex-positivity and many more.

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Strut Gets Pills into Hands

Jayne Gagliano is the PrEP Benefits Manager at Strut/Magnet, in San Francisco, where patients of all ages come from all over California for same-day PrEP prescriptions & amazing care.

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Bob Grant and Damon Jacobs Talk PrEP

Damon L. Jacobs, MFT, founder of PrEP Facts, sits down with Dr. Robert Grant, MPH, to talk PrEP. They discuss how PrEP is finally getting “out there,” the rising rate of other STIs and whether that can be attributed to PrEP, and many other things, including the risk of HIV acquisition while on PrEP.

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The PrEP Access Guide

Caitlin Conyngham, Director of PrEP Programs at Philadelphia Fight, and Cassie Warren, MSC, Youth Benefits Counselor at Broadway Youth Center, discuss their PrEP Access Guide, included in this post. “In many cases, affordable should be free.”

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PrEP Navigation: Ken Tips

“You’re talking about, you know, butt sex! You’re talking about cum, you’re talking about bathhouses, you’re talking about fetishes!”

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PrEP Navigation: APLA Health & Wellness

Ken talks about the three pillars, or roles, of APLA Health & Wellness’s PrEP navigation program: Assessing HIV risk, Dealing with insurance and access issues, and Explaining what PrEP is, and how the services will be delivered at APLA

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Getting On PrEP: Prue Mendiola’s Experience

“As human beings we’re bad at planning when we’re going to have sex, a lot of the time it just happens, and how it happens is not, even when you have the best of intentions, it’s not always what you intended.”

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Knowledge & Attitudes of U.S. Women of PrEP

“I was a little surprised by how, across most of the groups, there was pretty high emotion, feeling like the information [about PrEP] wasn’t accessible in communities and particularly around women.”

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WHO consultation on PrEP

I had a profound appreciation for the work we’ve done in the U.S. during the last four years to assure that cis women, and now trans women, are included in the HIV prevention conversation and “expanded HIV prevention toolkit” discussion.

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Dr. Bob Grant on Trans Women & PrEP

Dr. Bob Grant talks with HIVE's Shannon Weber about the findings of the iPrex study for transgender women. They discuss what is known and what needs further study regarding transwomen and PrEP.    ...

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PrEP for Women with Dr. Nelly Mugo

Dr. Nelly Mugo, of the Kenya Medical Research Institute, talks with HIVE’s Shannon Weber at CROI 2014 about what we know and what we need to know about women and PrEP.

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HIV & Hormonal Contraception

Renee Heffron, an epidemiologist at the University of Washington Partners PrEP study, talks with HIVE's Shannon Weber about HIV and hormonal contraception.    ...

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