Our Community Needs A Local, Dedicated PrEP Information Desk!
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Studies have shown that the use of Truvada as PrEP to prevent HIV infection is safe and effective. According to the CDC, when taken once daily as prescribed by a doctor, PrEP has been shown to be 92% percent effective at preventing HIV infection, regardless of whether a condom is used. But getting information about actually getting on a PrEP regimen is very confusing to most people..
Bringing the rate of new infections — which have been skyrocketing among key risk groups like young gay and bisexual men — "below epidemic levels" could prove to be the critical turning point in ultimately closing this chapter in history where HIV and AIDS represent an unmanageable virus that can only be contained, but not conquered.
The Salt Lake County Health Department can make a real impact in the fight to decrease new HIV infections by offering a dedicated help desk for PrEP information. A friendly, one stop spot to find out information about the drugs themselves and how to find a doctor or clinic that is well equipped to serve anyone interested in PrEP in a friendly manner, as well as provide the information needed to assist with insurance, medication assistance programs and co-pay programs.
The pace that we reach an HIV-free generation will be defined by our actions now — how we ensure that infected persons receive optimal therapy and how persons at risk remain free from HIV. We ask our Salt Lake County Health Department to take the lead locally in providing the resources and information needed to help make this goal a reality.
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