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PrEP and new prevention technologies

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has long been a global advocacy leader when it comes to championing the research and development of new methods to prevent HIV.

We lead four efforts devoted to new prevention technologies.

International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA), a worldwide network of more than 1,000 advocates, scientists, policy makers and funders committed to the development of new safe, effective, desirable and accessible HIV prevention drugs and modalities for men, women, and transgender individuals, with a special focus on rectal microbicides. AFC co-founded IRMA and provides direction for its efforts.

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The PrEP4Love campaign is a social marketing and community mobilization effort led by AFC to engage with the communities most impacted by HIV in Chicago, including black and Latinx gay and bisexual men, black cisgender women and transgender women of color.

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Project RSP 

AFC's Project RSP is a Chicago-based initiative to educate the HIV workforce about PrEP, U=U, Getting to Zero and new prevention technologies in the research and development pipeline.

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Illinois PrEP Working Group

The mission of the Illinois PrEP Working Group (IPWG) is to improve awareness of and access to PrEP for vulnerable communities in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Over 400 IPWG members across the state represent providers, public health professionals, educators, clinicians, researchers, advocates, navigators and more. Anyone who wants to help further the group’s mission is welcome to join. IPWG operates a Basecamp online to share information and foster coordination and collaboration. Several meetings are held throughout the year. To get involved, contact Jim Pickett at jpickett@aidschicago.org.