World AIDS Conference, PrEP Updates Come To Local Workshop

By BTL Staff

Dr. Paul Benson will host a workshop on the latest PrEP news and updates on HIV prevention and treatments from the 20th World AIDs Conference that was held in Australia. The program is for anyone "interested in reducing HIV, for themselves or others, health care providers interested in prescribing Truvada as part of HIV prevention and counselors or others providing HIV preventive services." The objective of the program is to go over the PrEP guidelines released by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as their recommendations for treating certain vulnerable populations (such as men who have sex with men). Each attendee should leave with a better understanding of PrEP, including the use of Truvada.

On May 14, 2014 the CDC issued guidelines on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV. These recommendations don't suggest or eliminate the need for condoms or other risk reduction strategies. The addition of chemoprophylaxis (Truvada) as part of

PREP can be a great choice if used in the right way for the right reasons.

Dr. Benson's event, sponsored by the Be Well Medical Center, can grant Certificates of Attendance (non-CME) if requested at time of registering.

"Update From The 20th World AIDS Conference in Australia & HIV Prevention Workshop Including the Use of Truvada" will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at St. John Providence Oakland Hospital's Educational Center, 27351 Dequindre, Madison Heights. Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. before the event. To register for the event, email or

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