* This presentation was originally recorded in English. Closed captioning is available in both English and French.
It’s been nearly 5 years since Health Canada approved PrEP, yet the highly effective HIV prevention tool remains underutilized or out-of-reach for far too many. Despite PrEP becoming increasingly accessible and well-known, critical gaps remain in reaching many gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q), including GBT2Q who are Black, Indigenous, or who use drugs. Who has been left behind in our PrEP education and advocacy, and what can be done to address these disparities? This panel will highlight findings from PrEP research studies and frontline service provider perspectives to identify key groups who may need greater support to access PrEP. The panel will also provide an open discussion on what service providers, community organizations, and other stakeholders can do to improve equitable access to PrEP for everyone in Canada.
Panellists: Herak Apelian (RI-MUHC, CIUSS, Engage), Darrell Tan, Nathan Lachowsky (CBRC, University of Victoria), Nakia Lee Foon (University of Toronto), Aaron Purdie (Health Initiative for Men), Moderator: Jessy Dame (CBRC)