03/29/17: LA Women’s PrEP Network

LA Women’s PrEP Network

When: 
Wed, March 29, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where:
APLA Health – Gleicher/Chen Health Center
3743 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90016, USA (map)
due to overwhelming response, location will be sent to folks who have RSVP’ed
Description:
LA Women’s PrEP Network is hosted by Los Angeles Women’s Collaborative.
PrEP is an FDA-approved pill that when taken with adherence greatly reduces the acquisition of HIV. Socially & biologically women have distinctions that must be taken into consideration when counseling and/or prescribing. Join the LA Women’s PrEP Network for a discussion on how to extend community-based education and awareness. We look forward to a new year with new collaboration! Bring your lunch! Beverages are available onsite.
DOWNLOAD FLYER: http://bit.ly/2mwJOcO
03-29-17 Womens PrEP meeting flyer
Organizer:
Los Angeles Women’s Collaborative on HIV/AIDS, Organizer of LA Women’s PrEP Network
In areas of Los Angeles County, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a healthcare enigma because they are largely preventable epidemics. As it relates to the public health problems, people of color (Blacks and Latinos) are most affected. STDs are predictive of HIV contraction. The HIV infection rate among African American/Black women is 20 times higher than for White women, and in 2009, HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death for African American/Black women ages 25-34. The Los Angeles Women’s Collaborative on HIV/AIDS was created to be a force in generating policies around, and support collaborative community-based research on, gender- and culturally-responsive prevention interventions targeting women, especially African /Black women and Latinas.

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