Find the latest East Bay HIV updates on this page, including practice-changing studies and developments.
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 comprehensive HIV & STI testing, sex positive health care, home-based/self-testing, and biomedical interventions such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and treatment-as-prevention (TasP). Since its inception in 2017, this working group has continued to track rates of PrEP use across the East Bay and worked to develop a system for collecting demographic data among PrEP users in order to identify and characterize racial and ethnic disparities in PrEP access and usage. This working group also aims to strategize effective ways to address PrEP inequities and trends through access to same-day PrEP, generic oral PrEP, and injectable PrEP. Other areas of focus to promote PrEP equity include access to PrEP among minors, cis- and trans-women of color, people who use drugs, and people experiencing homelessness.
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.
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