Public Forum on Improving the Use of HIV Prevention Tools in Toronto

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New possibilities to prevent HIV transmission are becoming realities – the latest being the approval of generic forms of HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in Ontario this fall. Programs to deliver PrEP and rapid diagnosis and treatment as well as the ongoing discussion driven by U=U have led several North American cities to set targets for getting to zero in HIV transmission. What are the emerging prevention options and how could prevention be better coordinated?

In 2016, 432 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Toronto. A group of Toronto researchers and clinicians wants to talk about the prevention possibilities (what is here now and what is likely to come) and how HIV prevention strategies might be combined to reduce HIV risk in Toronto. All welcome to this public forum.

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Hart House Music Room (U. of Toronto campus)*

Speakers: Sharmistha Mishra, Rupert Kaul, Malika Sharma, Beth Rachlis, Taylor Sicard, Isaac Bogoch, Abigail Kroch, moderator R. Reinhard

* Elevator and ramp accessible. Light refreshments will be provided

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