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What Does the Future Hold for Long Acting Injectable PrEP?

November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Organized by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

What Does the Future Hold for Long Acting Injectable PrEP?

November 10, 2021


Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an antiretroviral, taken currently as a daily pill, ensures protection against HIV and has become a critical tool in prevention of HIV in high risk populations. In practice, PrEP has come up against various barriers: notably, individual risk perceptions, familial and community-level stigma and discrimination around taking daily antiretroviral medication, high costs and mistrust of health systems (particularly in the context of COVID-19). These barriers point to the need for additional HIV prevention options and for better understanding of targeted populations.

With long-acting injectable PrEP coming to market, how can we mitigate barriers and adopt the intervention widely in high-risk settings? In this iteration of Evidence to Action, the webinar series hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), we will hear from experts at Johns Hopkins University, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AVAC, Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), and EGPAF on what’s new in PrEP, the present and future of long-acting injectables, what actions to take for optimal implementation and how we can better enable access in key populations.

Speakers to Include:

  • Opening Remarks: Anja Giphart, EGPAF
  • An overview of long-acting technologies and strategies in development for PrEP: Charles Flexner, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
  • Reflecting on implementation of biomedical prevention interventions to date in the context of implementation of long-acting injectables and new products: Robyn Eakle, USAID
  • Priority actions to enable uptake of new products: Mitchell Warren, AVAC
  • How this will effect key populations and how we work alongside key pops to drive awareness around technical and practical aspects: Midnight Poonkasetwatana, APCOM
  • Concerns about making long term decisions on medication in the postpartum period: Dee Mphafi, EGPAF Youth Advocate
  • Moderated Discussion: Natella Rakhmanina, EGPAF

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