Introducing Soul Talk
On Monday, May 11, AFH launched a new series of Facebook Live conversations entitled, Soul Talk…Conversations that Heal. Each conversation focuses on and features members of vulnerable and marginalized populations that are impacted by the social determinants of health. These determinants include but are not limited to poverty, stigma, low literacy, lack of access to medical care, systemic racism and more.
With May being Women’s Health Month, the first episode featured a conversation about the physical, mental and spiritual health of women. There was a special focus on Black women as this population continues to have the highest rates of new HIV transmissions among all women. AHF Chief Program Officer W. Jeffrey Campbell moderated the show, and our guest panel included Teriya Richmond, MD, Shadawn McCants, LPC, Leisha McKinley-Beach, Debrisha Johnson, FNP-C, Mia Ryan-Porter, and Diandra Bellamy. You can view a replay of the program above.
During the event, AFH also introduced the launch of Sistr, a web-based platform specifically designed for women to register for and receive free access to PrEP, a once-a-day medication that is 99 percent effective in preventing HIV.
Watch this space for news about the next episode of Soul Talk... Conversations that Heal.
If you’ve landed on this site, we know you likely have questions about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), and we’re here to help.
In recent years, PrEP has emerged as a reliable HIV prevention tool for people who take it consistently and follow medical guidelines. Being informed about your choices and your health is so important, and we congratulate you for taking steps to educate yourself.
Here you can learn more about PrEP, how it works, where to get it, and other information that will help you decide if this daily pill might be right for you.