#WhereisPrEP

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Over a hundred and fifty people turned up for the Prepster event at The Eagle London on Saturday (19/03/2016).

The evening was hosted by  Prepster co-founder Will Nutland and started with a showing of Nicholas Feustel‘s short film about the PROUD PrEP trial followed by a panel discussion of PrEP experts including;

What is Prep?

PrEP stands for pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis. It’s a way of preventing HIV infection by taking a pill on an ongoing basis before sex. It’s taken by someone who doesn’t have HIV, to prevent them from getting HIV. The PrEP pill is an antiretroviral drug – the same type of pill taken by someone who already has HIV to treat HIV.

Here is a short  American YouTube video explaining what PrEP is.

You can find out more information about PrEP on the I want PrEP Now website

What is PrEPster?

PrEPster is a campaign and information resource that aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond.

PrEPster.info and its related activities are produced by a volunteer group of London-based HIV prevention activists. They are independent from any statutory or voluntary sector organisations.

Take Action

PrEPster have set out 10 actions that people can take to support their work;

  1. Stay informed
  2. Tell your friends
  3. Sign the community PrEP statement
  4. Speak out against stigma
  5. Email your MP
  6. Contact your local authority
  7. Be part of the public consultation
  8. Ask your sexual health clinic
  9. Trial this!
  10. Lobby Gilead!

You can follow PrEPster on Twitter @TeamPrepster and Instragram

What was the  PROUD study?

The PROUD Study was a two year study that showed how a daily pill could offer excellent protection against HIV in the real world.

To find out more about PROUD, visit proud.mrc.ac.uk

The PROUD Study: a video documentary  by Nicholas Feustel

This documentary film explores the outcomes of the PROUD Study.

 

PROUD: Voices of the Participants

This documentary film explores the experiences of participants in the PROUD trial

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