On Tuesday (25/09), the “Exchange Meeting between countries on the implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in the Latin American region” started in Mexico City, an activity of the ImPrEP project in partnership with the Pan -American Health Organization.
The meeting took place between days 25 and 26 September in Mexico City, aiming to share experiences of implementing PrEP as part of HIV combination prevention strategies among the ImPrEP project countries and the countries of the region Latin America with plans of PrEP implementation or expansion , in addition to strengthening the capacities of participants in the key aspects of the implementation of PrEP as part of HIV combination prevention strategies.
In addition to the ImPrEP project teams of Brazil, Mexico and Peru, the meeting had the participation of representatives of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, and Dominican Republic.
Over two days, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the progress and experiences in implementing PrEP in the three countries that make up the ImPrEP Consortium, exchange experiences on best practices in the area of HIV combination prevention, and participate in workshops for planning PrEP programs in each country, adapted to their contexts.
In the photo of the opening table (from right to left):
– Dr. Carlos Cáceres, Principal Investigator of ImPrEP in Peru
– Dr. Valdiléa Veloso, Principal Investigator of ImPrEP
– Dra Patrícia Uribe, director of the National Center for AIDS Prevention and Control and Control del SIDA do México
– Dr. Maria Sanchez, representative of Pan American Health Organization in Mexico
– Dr. Arie Hoekman, representative of UNFPA in Mexico
Photos: ImPrEP Team
Written by Marcos Benedetti and issues Leonardo Linconl
Text written by Leonardo Linconl editions Marcos Benedetti