Let’s Talk about PrEP in the South

New Orleans remains one of the cities with the highest HIV rates in the South. Faced with some of the most problematic health disparities (such as homelessness and income inequality), we will use New Orleans as a case study for highly impacted, Southern cities. The goal of our session is to discuss the barriers Southern people of color experience when accessing PrEP.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the session, participants should be knowledgeable about:

  • How disparities in New Orleans contributes to HIV transmission.
  • The beliefs and stigma attached to PrEP in people of color.
  • The barriers to increasing access in Latinx communities.
  • How the term “high-risk population” is problematic.


  • Miguel Diaz Martinez, Brotherhood Inc.
  • Yves Conseant, Brotherhood Inc.