28 Dec Get Answers to Your Questions about PrEP Tonight at PrEP Uncovered!
Do you have questions about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)? Join us tonight for answers at PrEP Uncovered at Chill Bar in Palm Springs!
Renowned PrEP champion and HIV prevention specialist Damon Jacobs will join Get Tested Coachella Valley Program Manager Ralph Gonzalez for this free program.
From 5 – 7PM, PrEP Uncovered will answer common questions about PrEP such as how to access it, how to pay for it, and how to talk to your doctor about this HIV prevention medication. The event will be hosted by Brad Fuhr of GayDesertGuide.com and free food will be offered.
Free and confidential HIV testing will also be available at Chill Bar for the event.
PrEP is a CDC-recommended therapy for those who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for acquiring HIV. Daily PrEP use can lower one’s risk of acquiring HIV through sexual contact by more than 90%, according to the CDC.
Although PrEP has been FDA-approved since 2012, it’s taken some time for information about this HIV prevention tool to reach the community. Damon Jacobs speaks from the consumer point of view about his experiences in overcoming challenges regarding PrEP. By providing access to this information, we are empowering the community to have productive conversations with their providers about PrEP.
–Ralph Gonzalez, Get Tested Coachella Valley Program Manager
In addition to learning about HIV prevention at Monday’s event, you can access PrEP counseling and referrals for PrEP treatment, along with free and confidential HIV testing, at The DOCK, a sexual health clinic located at Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs.
Join us tonight and empower yourself with knowledge about PrEP!
This program is supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc.