We are taking collective action to end the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please see this webpage for updates on the local pandemic response, prevention strategies, vaccines and resources in the East Bay as well as guidance for people living with HIV. It is important that we combat stigma and misinformation, protect each other, learn and adapt as new information emerges, and stay safely connected as a community.
The prevention working group focuses strategies to promote equitable access to HIV prevention services in the East Bay, particularly among our most vulnerable communities, with a focus on biomedical interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and treatment-as-prevention (TasP). Over the next year this working group will continue to track rates of PrEP use across the East Bay and develop a system for collecting demographic data among PrEP users in order to identify and characterize potential disparities in PrEP access and usage. This working group also aims to strategize effective ways to address national PrEP disparities and trends such as CDC’s estimate that White PrEP candidates are 10 times more likely to fill a PrEP prescription than Black/African American PrEP candidates, and 5.6 times more likely than Latinx PrEP candidates. Other areas of focus to promote PrEP equity include access to PrEP among minors, cis- and trans-women, people who use drugs, and people experiencing homelessness.
EBGTZ aims to increase the total number of people using PrEP by ≥100% from 2017 to 2021.
Updates on the East Bay HIV strategic plan are posted on this webpage. This is a community-driven “living” East Bay HIV strategic plan that is flexible and responsive to local needs, addresses structural inequities, and is used to make systemic change to achieve our vision of an East Bay with zero HIV stigma, zero health disparities, and zero new HIV transmissions.
On June 2, 2021, East Bay Getting to Zero was featured in the Bay Area Reporter on the collaborative efforts we’re taking to get to zero new HIV infections. Shoutout to Dr. Demisha Burns from End the Epidemics and WORLD for also being featured! Click here to read the article online or download a PDF of … Continued