Why PrEP Access Is Missing the Mark (And What Can Be Done to Close the Gaps)

PrEP ( Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) used to prevent HIV, on blue background
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada, the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection. (Photo by Bowonpat Sakaew from Getty Images via Canva Pro)


Pride Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the identities and history of LGBTQIA+ people and also provides an opportunity to discuss health disparities affecting members of the community.

Closing the Racial Gaps

Dr. Julia Raifman, an assistant professor at BU’s School of Public Health, conducts research on how health and social policies shape population health and health disparities. One of her research goals is to reduce “the disproportionate burden of HIV and other health disparities among sexual minorities.” Her work on HIV is focused on how structural stigma and structural racism shape disparities in the burden of HIV, including the implementation of PrEP.

The Role of Pediatricians and PrEP in Sex Education

doctor and patient
Experts in pediatrics urge providers to offer their patients HIV testing and prevention methods. (Photo by ijeab for Getty Images via Canva Pro)



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