Welcome to the Black AIDS Institute’s Black Women and PrEP Toolkit.
Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. At CROI 2018, new data about PrEP uptake confirmed that of approximately 500,000 Black people who could potentially benefit from PrEP, only 7,000 prescriptions have been filled. This data underscores what has been known for a while: Black communities are not getting crucial information about PrEP.
The Black AIDS Institute spoke to Black women around the country, as well as to providers and community advocates, to find out what is needed to spread the word about PrEP. The Black Women and PrEP Toolkit, launched in time for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), is a product of those conversations. It is created for Black women by Black women.
This toolkit contains posters that can be co-branded for your organization, brochures and presentations for community education, and links to resources created by other folks doing great work around PrEP for Black women. The Black AIDS Institute would like community engagement to help this toolkit grow and adapt with the need of Black women around the country. Please use it, share it, and send feedback about what else should be included to FatimaH@blackaids.org
We believe health departments are critical public health institutions in the fight to end AIDS in Black communities across the country. We envision health departments that have the support needed to provide high-impact HIV services to Black communities, lead to equity in health outcomes, including access to and awareness of PrEP.
Learn more about how we partner with health departments here:
Spread the word about the diversity of PrEP with posters from the ” I PrEP Because” series:
Share the power of women’s health and prevention with posters from the “Take Control” series
To include your institution’s logo on any of these posters, contact FatimaH@Blackaids.org
Shop the Black AIDS Institute’s Store for just launched “Black Women and PrEP” products such as T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags, buttons, stickers and more.
Learn more about the Black AIDS Institute’s efforts for PrEP and Black communities here.
For more information, or to suggest a resource for the Black Women and PrEP Toolkit, please contact: FatimaH@blackaids.org
This initiative is sponsored by Gilead Sciences.