PEP/PrEP Update – A BC Case Study
Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
In 2014, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS launched the Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Pilot Project. Since then, hundreds of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) have accessed the program across Vancouver. In 2017, the Centre announced a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program targeting individuals in high risk sexual networks. This project is one of many PrEP demonstration and clinical trials currently happening in Canada.
As research across the globe proves that PrEP is effective at reducing new HIV infections, the debate in Canada continues to focus on one key question: “Who will pay for this intervention?” Community groups and gay men’s health advocates have been working toward quick and easy access to PEP and PrEP, but many obstacles exist.
In this webinar, we will hear from Dr. Mark Hull, clinical research scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Joshua Edward, Knowledge Translation Manager at Health Initiative for Men (HIM). Joined by other presenters, the webinar will give an update on the situation in BC regarding access and advocacy for PEP & PrEP that should interest clinicians, policy-makers, and community members alike.