Hello friends! I hope February is treating you with peace, kindness and love. February is known as the month of romance mainly because of Valentines Day (or as my friend called it, 'Singles Awareness Month").
One of the HIV prevention tools that I find many don't know about it PrEP.
PrEP, is a daily pill that helps prevent people who are HIV negative from getting the HIV infection. If used as prescribed, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by 92% and when combined with condoms and other prevention methods, provides even greater protection. Sounds awesome right?! Well the issue is, many people don't know about it, can't get access or think it only benefits certain people. So for this month's episode, Kevin Herwig joined us from the Community Research Initiative (CRI) to talk all about PrEP and how CRI can help us get access to it.
Kevin was so kind and patient with us and really broke down the brief history of PrEP, how it can tremendously help our communities worldwide and how stigma is unfortunately still keeping people from connecting with the resources they need.
Look through our photo gallery for some quick facts about PrEP.