Are you PrEPin’?

PrEP, in the form of once-daily Truvada®, is a new tool in the HIV prevention toolkit. Though there’s a lot we know about PrEP and how it works, there remain questions about other aspects of PrEP and how it can be used as an effective method to prevent HIV. Two of our CBA faculty, Dr. Oliver Bacon and Megan Canon, will lead a webinar on PrEP and messaging around PrEP. They’ll specifically focus on what patients and providers need to know.

The Details

When: Jan. 15, 2015

Time: 11 am – 1 pm PST

Where to register? Here!

Webinar recording now available! Click ‘Read More!’

Oliver Bacon, MD, MPH
Oliver Bacon, MD, MPH


Megan Canon, SF AIDS Foundation
Megan Canon, SF AIDS Foundation


Participants will learn about:

  1. What PrEP is and how it fits into the HIV prevention toolkit
  2. What makes PrEP effective and the importance of adherence
  3. The timeline for a patient on PrEP

We’ll also talk about messaging around PrEP.

The Presenters:

Dr. Oliver Bacon is the Deputy Director and Lead Trainer for the SF Department of Public Health’s CBA Program. He’s also an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF in the HIV Division and the Site Medical Director of the U.S. PrEP Demonstration Project based at San Francisco City Clinic. Dr. Bacon’s areas of interest include antiretroviral therapy, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, evaluating quality of HIV care, new HIV testing strategies, and biomedical and behavioral prevention of HIV transmission.

Megan Canon is the Social Marketing Manager at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and oversees the development and management of public health campaigns, social media, social marketing and public forums. She was the lead project manager for the highly successful HIV testing social marketing campaign known as Many Shades of Gay, and most recently the pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness campaign known as PrEP Facts.

We will end with a Question & Answer session along with an overview of how your health department can get free assistance on building capacity in high impact HIV prevention. We also encourage everyone to follow along and ask questions on Twitter using the hashtags #PrEPTalkSF and #PrEP.

Ready for more? Register here!

Missed the webinar? You can listen to the recording here!

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