The goal of this project is to use social media, such as Facebook, to provide a forum for discussion about PrEP, for adolescents and young adults who may be interested and eligible for PrEP care. Not many individuals who are appropriate candidates for PrEP even know about PrEP; of those who do, few have formed attitudes about it and even fewer have engaged their health care providers around PrEP. This is the first effort to impact the PrEP cascade by fostering knowledge and for those who are interested activating linkage to care. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/prepchicago/ or contact Lindsay Young.
The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.