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Hello, Us Too! improving PrEP uptake amongst cisgender women

CHICAGO — The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is hosting a discussion with Project RSP on cisgender women and PrEP.

From the Facebook event:

Cisgender women in our communities who are vulnerable to HIV are, in many cases, not being offered PrEP by their health care providers. Because awareness of PrEP and their own vulnerability to HIV is low and exacerbated by stigma and misinformation, cis women are not asking for PrEP either.

If we are going to “get to zero” – we MUST do better for women.

Join global PrEP powerhouse Shannon Weber, MSW of the University of California San Francisco (HIVE, PleasePrEPMe), Brenda Wolfe, R.N. M.S.N. A.P.N. A.C.R.N.) of Planned Parenthood Illinois and other local experts – like YOU – for an interactive conversation focused on sharing information, best practices and creative strategies to support improved PrEP awareness and uptake among cisgender women and those who serve them. #catchdesire #prep4women

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 2p networking/food, 2:30p – 5p program
Location: University Center, 525 South State Street, 2nd floor Conference Center

Just the facts* ma’am

• Across the United States in 2017, over 100,000 people were taking PrEP.
• In 2017, U.S. women comprised 6% of PrEP users, with 16 times more cis men taking PrEP compared to cis women.
• Out of approximately 5,400 individuals using PrEP in 2017 in Illinois, around 370 were cisgender women, with 135 in the Chicago area.
• The CDC estimates that about 180,000 heterosexually active cis women could benefit from PrEP (out of 1.2 million people indicated across the U.S.)

*PrEP utilization figures are courtesy of AIDSvu and are considered to be conservative estimates.

RSVP here for this FREE event tinyurl.com/hello-ustoo. Space is limited.

Event brought to you by AIDS Foundation of Chicago in partnership with Project RSP (Ready, Set, PrEP!), #PrEP4Love and the Women’s Connection.

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