Policy and Practice Implications of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) In Los Angeles

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Date/Time
Date(s) - May 5, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location
St. Anne’s Conference Center

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Presented by: 

Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D.

Director of the UCLA Program in Global Health, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA

Abstract:

This presentation will cover the following: What is PrEP? What studies are in the field to determine if PrEP works? What studies will need to come next? Why do people think it should work? What are the advantages and disadvantages of PrEP as HIV prevention? What is the relevance of PrEP to the portfolio of HIV prevention services which have been identified for Los Angeles County? How can community-based organizations integrate PrEP into existing services?