PrEP Committee

The PrEP initiative has 3 core components focused on providers, users, and measuring impact. A PrEP steering committee will oversee efforts in these 3 areas:

Improved user knowledge and access

  • Broad-based education campaign to reach into heavily impacted communities
  • User hotline for information, resources
  • Website as “one-stop shop” of local and national resources and information
  • Affordability program including navigators to assist potential users with insurance and provider choice, access to co-pay/deductible/payment assistance
  • Speakers bureau of PrEP users
  • Programs to support PrEP adherence

Increased provider capacity

  • Support for public-access PrEP clinics
  • Training, resources for providers in diverse fields (primary care, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, psychiatry)
  • Warm line for providers
  • Online tools
  • Cultural humility training for providers

Tracking PrEP uptake and impact

  • Measure PrEP use citywide (including demographics and behavior of PrEP users, duration of use, type of PrEP)
  • Track potential negative consequences (e.g., breakthrough infections, resistance, social harms, STIs, difficulty accessing PrEP)
  • Track potential benefit (e.g., impact on HIV incidence, access to comprehensive health services for PrEP users)
  • Track sexual and injection behaviors over time
  • Track PrEP- and HIV-associated stigma
  • Measure cost to providers, payers, users

PrEP Committee Resources

Resources for people interested in PrEP

Resources for PrEP providers

PrEP News & Updates

Latest from PrEP Committee

Truvada® is going generic on September 30, 2020: Update for San Francisco PrEP Users

Where can I learn more?If you or your provider have any questions, please contact San Francisco City Clinic at sfccpatientservices.dph@sfdph.org. For more information on generic medications, […]

New Resource from SFAF: Which PrEP medication is best for me? Truvada and Descovy Comparison

If  you have questions, please contact Janessa Broussard (jbroussard@sfaf.org) Director of Clinical Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

*UPDATED* ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter – SFDPH offering guidance on several topics related to HIV prevention

Click below to download the full *updated* Dear Colleague Letter.   Dear Colleague, We’re writing to share with you recommendations on how to incorporate new developments in […]

Mission Wellness to become first pharmacy in California to offer PrEP directly to consumers

By Nikole Trainor, MPH, MCHES, Maria Lopez, Pharm.D., AAHIVP & Stephanie Cohen, MD, MPH Mission Wellness Pharmacy in San Francisco became the first pharmacy in California to provide […]