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PrEP Mixer Draws Over 100 Attendees

Over 100 people recently gathered at Tipsy Pig Bar & Grill to learn more about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily medication that helps prevent HIV transmission.

Natalie Mark, a registered nurse who serves as a Community Liaison for Gilead Life Sciences, delivered an informative presentation that underscored its efficacy in preventing the transmission of HIV. PrEP is recommended for those who are HIV-negative and are at risk of getting HIV through sex.

“It was a fun gathering where people enjoyed food and music and learned more about how this medication can help sustain physical health and well-being. We look forward to engaging the community through these kinds of events and other presentations in the year ahead,” said HHHRC PrEP Coordinator Cullen Koshimizu.

Those interested in determining whether PrEP is appropriate for them can visit HHHRC’s website for more information.

“PrEP is a vital tool toward reducing the transmission of HIV in our state. We are grateful for the continued support of the Harm Reduction Services Branch of the Hawai῾i State Department of Health on this front and others as we work toward zero transmission in Hawai῾i,” said HHHRC Executive Director Heather Lusk.

Mahalo to Gilead Life Sciences for providing financial sponsorship for this event.

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