FIGHT’s PrEP Team Presents PrEP Week 2022
Philadelphia FIGHT’s PrEP Team is excited to announce its annual PrEP Week, September 19 – 23. The awareness campaign will include mixers, webinars, and open PrEP walk-in clinic hours at John Bell Health Center and Y-HEP Adolescent and Young Adult Health Center.
PrEP Week is celebrated to bring increased awareness to the efficacy and availability of PrEP in Helping to End the HIV Epidemic. According to a recent proposal by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in 2019, nearly 37,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with HIV. Black and Latinx/Hispanic individuals comprised 42 percent and 29 percent of new diagnoses, respectively. Every person living with HIV requires a lifetime of treatment at an estimated individual cost of about $501,000, with potential adverse effects that include liver toxicity, and insulin resistance. Fewer than 25 percent of individuals with PrEP indications according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines actually receive a PrEP prescription.
The PrEP Team will kick off their week-long program of events tonight at 5 pm at Globar on 13th & Walnut Street.