The HIV Foundation Queensland will be hosting a community forum on 16 March to discuss PrEP – a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a pill daily to reduce their risk of contracting HIV.
PrEP treatment has been available in the United States since 2012, and despite some criticisms that it could lead to unsafe promiscuity, the treatment has thus far been shown to be an effective method of prevention, especially for HIV negative people who are in relationships with a positive partner, as well as other people who are at high risk of contracting HIV.
Ahead of a state wide QPrEP trial commencing later this year, the forum will be an opportunity to find out more about PrEP and to find out if it might be a suitable treatment option for you. The evening will be chaired by a panel of local Gp’s and clinicians who will be on hand to answer questions.
The Forum will be held 6:00pm on Monday 16 March and will be held upstairs at RAPID, 2 Winn St, Fortitude Valley. While anyone is welcome to just turn up on the night, people interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to [email protected] or call 07 3054 6100
If you are unable to attend the forum in person, you can log on to the Online PrEP Forum on Facebook – ‘Let’s talk about PrEP: Community Forum’. Through this online forum, people can lodge their question to be answered both on the night and on the forum.