Our work

PrEP and new prevention technologies

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

We lead three projects devoted to new prevention technologies.


International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA)
, a worldwide network of more than 1,200 advocates, scientists, policy makers and funders committed to the development of safe, effective, acceptable and accessible rectal microbicides for men, women, and transgender individuals. AFC co-founded IRMA and provides direction for its efforts. 

The PrEP4Love campaign is an effort led by AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and the Chicago PrEP Working Group (CPWG) to engage with all communities in Chicago, particularly young gay and bisexual black men, transgender women of color and heterosexual black women. 

AFC's Project Ready, Set, PrEP! project provides educational trainings for members of the HIV workforce in Chicago and throughout Illinois on PrEP, new prevention drugs and formulations in the research and development pipeline.