PrEP Readiness and Accessibility

Kohila KurunathanResearch lounge

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Thursday, August 31 2017. 6:00 to 7:30PM
Fabarnak, 519 Church St., Toronto

Have you heard of PrEP? Who can and cannot access PrEP? How do you pay for PrEP? Who should and should not go on PrEP? What supports are available for those who are in need of PrEP?

We will discuss issues surrounding PrEP readiness and accessibility.

We encourage everyone to read the article “Use of an HIV-risk screening tool to identify optimal candidates for PrEP scale-up among men who have sex with men in Toronto, Canada: disconnect between objective and subjective HIV risk” by James Wilton and colleagues prior to our gathering. We will not be reading the article during the discussion session. We will only be using the article to provide context of reconciliation and guide conversations. The article can be found at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Dr. Michael Fanous is a pharmacist at Toronto’s only LGBT-health specialty pharmacy. He is a community organizer and an activist for LGBTQ communities. His clinical practice primarily focuses on HIV treatments, PEP, and PrEP.


The OHTN Research Lounge is a community event that seeks to engage community members, community workers, students and researchers in ongoing open dialogue around current research and issues in HIV treatment, care, policy and research (methods and results). The conversation starts with one great article that we all read together! We strongly encourage everyone to read the selected article before we meet. All voices count!

Light snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about the event, or need assistance accessing the article, please email Eugene Nam.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network or Universities Without Walls.