Search Engine for Locating PrEP Providers Launches

Researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University unveiled a new website, https://preplocator.org/, that will allow users to locate a medical provider or clinic that can prescribe Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. If taken daily, PrEP helps prevent the transmission of HIV. The website was introduced at the 20th Annual US Conference on AIDS taking place in this week Hollywood, FL.

The site is available both as a website and a widget that can be used on other websites. It connects individuals to both public and private PrEP providers through its unique, searchable location-based database. Members of the Programs, Research, & Innovation in Sexual Minority (PRISM) Health staff at Emory gathered data on more than 1200 healthcare clinics and providers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico who will prescribe PrEP. To do so, they partnered with local and state health departments, HIV medical professional organizations and community-based organizations who provided them with the initial data, which they have since verified and updated. Read more about the tool and participate in an introductory webinar on October 10 at 4pm ET to learn about the development of the database.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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