Reducing the Risk: A Panel Discussion on PrEP and HIV Prevention

The GLASS Caucus and LGBT CSA Briefing Series

Reducing the Risk: A Panel Discussion on PrEP & HIV Prevention

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SVC – 215

The Capitol

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Every year, fifty thousand Americans are infected with HIV, disproportionately affecting members of the LGBT community. In 2014, to help stem the tide, federal health officials recommended the use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – a comprehensive HIV strategy that includes taking Truvada, a daily pill demonstrated to prevent infection. The recommendation could mark a major shift in how public health officials tackle HIV/AIDS prevention. But the drug regimen has not caught on among gay men and transgender women, two of the largest risk groups. On Thursday, January 29th at 12:00pm, please join our panel of HIV/AIDS experts for a discussion on how PrEP and other prevention strategies can put an end to the epidemic once and for all.

Scheduled Speakers

Andi Fristedt

Senior Health Policy Advisor

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Justin Goforth

Director of Community Relations

Whitman-Walker Health

Dr. Eugene McCray

Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

January 29, 2015 at 12pm - 1pm
Washington, DC 20515
United States
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