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What IS “Safe Sex?”
How to stay HIV-negative in the era of biomedical prevention.
Abstinence… Monogamy… Low-Risk Behaviors…
(for anal sex - based on observational data, not randomized trial)
Smith D et al. Condom efficacy by consistency of use among MSM: US. 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Atlanta, abstract 32, 2013.
Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) = 96%effective
(with undetectable viral load and
no sexually-transmitted infections)
Cohen M, Chen Y, McCauley M, et al. Antiretroviral treatment to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV-1: results from the HPTN 052 multinational randomized controlled trial [Oral Abstract]. Presented July 18, 2011 at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Rome, Italy.
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) = 42%... 92%... 96%... 99%effective
(dependent on medication adherence)
Anderson, P. and others. Intracellular Tenofovir-DP Concentrations Associated with PrEP Efficacy in MSM from iPrEx. 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Seattle. March 8–8, 2012.
Microbicides… Vaccines… Cure…
Let’s Talk About Sex!
July 18 through August 22
5 to 7 p.m.
5 to 5:30 p.m.
$50 Visa gift card
awarded at each session.
- JULY 18 - What is “Safe Sex?”
- JULY 25 - Treatment as Prevention (TasP)
- AUGUST 1 - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
- AUGUST 8 - Rectal Microbicides
- AUGUST 15 - Vaccine Research
- AUGUST 22 - Ending the Epidemic
Healing Faith is the HIV prevention program of the Life Care Ministry at Imani Community Church. We are committed to working with faith communities to increase access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for all Oakland residents by raising awareness, providing culturally-sensitive HIV education, and eliminating stigma.