Making PrEP Work for the People Who Need it Most

The best implementation science tells us how to tailor programs that integrate the needs of both clients and providers so that the desired outcome is most efficiently achieved. We are early in that process for PrEP services and need to learn many lessons from early efforts so that we can improve rapidly and provide better PrEP care to all who need it. This session will allow for sharing of some early successes and some barriers still presenting a challenge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore ways to adapt the science to develop effective, culturally congruent PrEP services.
  • Discuss the opportunities, barriers, and best practices for delivering PrEP care to women.
  • Explore methods to increase awareness and understanding of PrEP among MSM and transgender women of color.
  • Share lessons learned in delivering PrEP care to socioeconomically challenged adolescents and young adults of color.


  • Christopher Gordon, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Helena Kwakwa MD, MPH, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Kimberly A. Parker, PhD, MPH, MCHES, Texas Women’s University
  • Tomas A. Magana, MD, Public Health Institute