protection Pre-exposure, PrEP, It consists in the correct use of antiretroviral (ARV) with the aim of reducing the risk of HIV infection. Thus, it is essential to encourage prevention, good information and effective social policies, so that health networks fully embrace vulnerability groups.
“PrEP is a very effective way to prevent HIV and it is available through SUS. Bringing it to the street is a way to broaden its reach, thus giving more access to the residents of São Paulo,” Christina Abate, IST/AIDS Coordinator, explained.
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The Municipal Health Administration of São Paulo (SMS), through the coordination of STI/AIDS, will offer this type of HIV prevention in a procedure outside the health unit, which is unprecedented in Brazil. The event will take place next Sunday, 27, in Minhocao.
PrEP launched on the street
what or whatProvide initiation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV, rapid HIV testing, distribution of HIV self-test kits, condoms and lubricant gel
Where: Elevado Presidente João Goulart, or Minhocão, near Marechal Deodoro metro station
data: Sunday 27 June
Table: 10am-3pm – Registration for the PrEP and Express test closes at 2:30pm.
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