Ladies Who PrEP Summit Aims to Empower Women

Hosted by the Columbus Health Department to Educate Women on the HIV Virus and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

The Ladies Who PrEP Summit is a half day meeting that serves to increase PrEP awareness and uptake among women through community mobilization.

The goals of the summit are to:

· increase PrEP awareness and understanding of HIV among women

· empower women with knowledge to prevent HIV infection

· encourage women to have healthy relationships

· increase women’s confidence and skills to initiate conversations around PrEP.

The activities during the day will support all the goals with engaging and interactive activities for the attendees.

So, just what is PrEP?

PrEP is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This pill, taken once a day can drastically reduce the chances of the person who takes it, of getting HIV. This engaging five-hour meeting is sponsored by The Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, the Columbus Wellness Center and the West Central Health District.

The event will be held Saturday, June 29th, from 10 am-3 pm at The Columbus Trade and Convention Center located at 801 Front Avenue.

The event will be hosted by weekday radio personality Shorty Mack of Columbus’ radio station Foxie 105.

Attendees will discuss sexual health issues and learn about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention option. The day will be a great blend of education and fun as women will enjoy food, celebrity guest panels, music, and interactive skill-building activities from health experts.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Visit http://Eventbrite.com and search “Ladies Who PrEP” to sign up.

For more information on HIV services at the Columbus Health Department, call 706-321-6426, or 706-321-6412 or visit ColumbusHealth.com.

Courtesy: Columbus Health Department

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