HealthHIV.org Hosts PleasePrEPMe.org
As of January 15, 2021, HealthHIV.org became the host of PleasePrEPMe.org, an online platform designed to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Upon its launch in 2015, PleasePrEPMe.org became the first searchable online directory of PrEP and PEP providers. Originally serving consumers only in California, PleasePrEPMe has grown to provide HIV prevention resources, in both English and Spanish, in all fifty States. The platform also provides an online PrEP navigation training program with multiple modules/courses and downloadable resources, offering insights and best practices for PrEP consumers, navigators, and prescribers. The organization has also created sex-positive HIV prevention resources, utilizing technology to connect online information seekers with online or in-person services.
HealthHIV offers many HIV prevention-related training and education programs, including the HIV Prevention Certified Provider (HIV PCP) medical education program, which educates the HIV prevention workforce. Their Steps to PrEP and PrEP Forums engage constituents in training opportunities in HIV prevention and PrEP. HealthHIV also conducts online training and certificate programs in HIV primary care, LGBTQ health, and ASO/CBO leadership and sustainability. The organization also manages an eLearning Center on HIV prevention for the Centers for Disease Control Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
“HealthHIV is very excited to add PleasePrEPMe to our expanding portfolio of HIV prevention programs and services,” HealthHIV Executive Director Brian Hujdich said in a press release. “We regularly engage with a vast network of clinical and service providers, advocates, patients, and consumers through our HIV prevention programs and initiatives, so PleasePrEPMe will be of great interest to this expansive HIV prevention workforce.”
—Reporting by Hank Trout
Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick Greathouse.