Today AVAC launched a new and improved PrEP Watch, the online clearinghouse for information related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) research, access and advocacy in the US and across the globe.
First created in 2006, PrEP Watch has been redesigned and updated with new materials from a range of sources and partner organizations—and now provides a one-stop shop for advocates, policy makers, health providers and other stakeholders. Click to visit the new website.
PrEP Watch now contains background information on PrEP; summaries of the data to-date as well as updates on ongoing research and demonstration projects; links to key guidance documents; resources on cost, access and using PrEP; local advocacy efforts; and links to other prevention research resources.
Among the site’s offerings you will find newly released resources including: Getting Truvada as PrEP to those who need and desire it, a case study of one individual’s attempt to access TDF/FTC for PrEP that began as an inquiry via the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s My PrEP Experience blog; and Promise of PrEP: A Local Perspective, an analysis by Harlem United of the challenges and opportunities generated by the implementation of PrEP for communities of color in New York City.
The site also houses an archive of PrEP-related webinars and presentations, including the three-part webinar series organized by the US Women and PrEP Working Group. We hope you will join us for the final installment of the series, which is scheduled for Monday, December 9th at 11am ET. The upcoming webinar will explore definitions and perceptions of HIV risk among women that are relevant to their potential PrEP use. Register here.
We look forward to working with many of you to build out this resource for advocates across the globe, and we look forward to your feedback! Please share resources you might already be using, and help us identify any gaps of information that need to be addressed.