…from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Please be advised the the medications for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been approved through the provincial government as January 1st, 2018. This is an important development for HIV prevention and complements the ongoing work that the BC-CfE is doing to eradicate HIV/AIDS in the province of British Columbia.
Please find following some information that may be useful:
PrEP Guideline and supporting resources: http://cfenet.ubc.ca/hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep
The free, online HIV Prevention course, with a module on PrEP, can be found here: https://education.cfenet.ubc.ca/courses/hiv-prevention
-Assess levels of risk for acquiring HIV infection following potential exposures in occupational and non-occupational settings, including sexual assault;
-Describe the current recommendations in the province of British Columbia regarding strategies for the prevention of HIV infection, including post-exposure and pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis;
-Understand the principles of risk-reduction counselling for individuals at risk of acquiring HIV infection.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 7.0 Mainpro+ certified credits.
Free webinar: Getting Prepped for PrEP! All you need to know about Accessing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in BC.
Speakers: Dr. Mark Hull, Dr. Junine Toy, Mr. Joshua Edward
By the end of the webinar, participants will:
1. Learn the principles of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and when and whom to prescribe it to;
2. Learn about PrEP eligibility, monitoring, and access in British Columbia;
3. Understand the community experience and perspective regarding PrEP.
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6945897915503575811
Date/TIme: March 14; 8-9am PDT
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ certified credits.
Sign up for BC-CFE Education and Training news: https://apex.cfenet.ubc.ca/apex/f?p=950:3::::::