Black Women and HIV Prevention Pill PrEP

Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. At CROI 2018, new data about PrEP uptake confirmed that of approximately 500,000 Black people who could potentially benefit from PrEP, only 7,000 prescriptions have been filled. This data underscores what has been known for a while: Black communities are not getting crucial information about PrEP.

The Black AIDS Institute spoke to Black women around the country, as well as to providers and community advocates, to find out what is needed to spread the word about PrEP. The Black Women and PrEP Toolkit, launched in time for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), is a product of those conversations. It is created for Black women by Black women.

Population of focus: Black women

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Date: 2018