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PrEP: A New Era In HIV Prevention
Build the Future
Robert C. Petersen, Interim PFLAG Regional Director (Southern Pacific Region)
Workshop Block 4: Sunday, October 22 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
In this sex-positive workshop, participants will learn about the latest tool available to prevent HIV—a pill that if used as prescribed, is highly effective at preventing HIV infection. The method is called Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP for short. You will learn what studies the FDA used to approve PrEP for HIV prevention, who might be considered a candidate for PrEP, how to talk to your doctor about PrEP, the “controversies” surrounding PrEP and the different programs available to access PrEP if your insurance doesn't cover it.
When Robert came out to his parents in 1988, the first place he looked to for support was PFLAG. Since then, PFLAG has held a special place in his heart. For the last six years Robert has been the Vice President of PFLAG Bakersfield In October 2016 he became the interim PFLAG Regional Director for the Southern Pacific Region.