PrEP Aware Week 2022
PrEP Aware Week is a public education campaign supported by the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute. From October 24–31, 2022, a host of virtual and in-person events and activities will occur across New York State, with the objective of boosting awareness and knowledge of PrEP.
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a medication that can prevent HIV. The theme for PrEP Aware Week 2022 is “Portraits of PrEP" and the official campaign website is campaigns.health.ny.gov/PrEP. The campaign features images and videos of several PrEP ambassadors from across the state. Collectively, they reflect a variety of races, ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations. These individuals were selected based on their strong social media presence and connection with the communities that they represent – utilizing their personal platforms to advocate for PrEP and sexual health.
Meet Victor from Rochester, NY! He says that PrEP makes him feel protected. It lets him take control of his sexual health without worrying about HIV.