Webinar: High-Impact Prevention in the Latino Community
What is “high-impact prevention” for HIV? How do antiretrovirals (ARVs) fit in? And how can HIV prevention programming around PrEP and other “biomedical” prevention strategies benefit the Latino community?
Hear diverse perspectives on these and other questions in a January 29 webinar hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) and Shared Action, a capacity-building program of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Center for HIV Identification Prevention and Treatment Services at the University California, Los Angeles.
Presenters will include Joseph Elias, NMAC’s assistant director of treatment education, adherence and mobilization; Enid Vázquez, associate editor of Positively Aware; and Dr. Octavio Vallejo, biomedical prevention specialist with APLA. See the excerpted webinar invitation below for details, or learn more and register online for this free webinar.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
This webinar will review High-Impact Prevention (HIP) strategies and the importance of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) as an example of effective biomedical prevention interventions and their roles in a HIP approach. The discussion will include how health departments can integrate this evidence based HIP intervention into their programming. Specific examples of how comprehensive HIP programming can positively impact the Latino community throughout the continuum of care including the role of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be presented.
By the end of the session participants will:
- Increase their understanding of the role of ARVs as a HIP strategy
- Increase their understanding of the role of PrEP as a HIP strategy
- Increase their understanding of the potential opportunities to implement evidence based HIP strategies
- Have clear examples of how incorporation of comprehensive HIP strategies into programming can positively impact the Latino community