PrEP access can be challenging for PrEP seekers and navigation staff alike. At PleasePrEPMe, we hear lots of questions about paying for PrEP, finding a sex-positive prescriber, and other essentials of supportive PrEP services. In response, we designed “Helping People Access PrEP” as a free, self-directed, online training to help answer these and many other questions. It is based on our free PrEP navigation manual.
We’re excited to announce a formal revision of the training in August 2020 with new content around: Descovy, Patient Assistance Programs, and self-care practices. The online course was designed to support and empower navigators and other non-clinician staff in providing inclusive, affirming PrEP services backed by current data and clinical best practices.
We developed this course with input from PrEP service providers around the U.S. and piloted the training with a diverse group of navigators. The content you’ll learn is informed and enriched by their personal and professional experience in Latinx, African American, LGBTQIA, youth, and sex worker communities.
- Modules average ~20 minutes long, with narrated slides and videos featuring PrEP consumers, navigators, and prescribers who share insights and best practices.
- We estimate the full course takes about 2 hours to complete. Each module comes with a downloadable resource guide with links to additional info and tools.
- View any or all modules in whatever order makes sense for you.You can complete the course at your own pace.
- Complete all eight modules and receive a printable certificate of completion by requesting the certificate from us. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive the certificate.
To enroll, visit PrEPNavigatorTraining.thinkific.com. Accessible slides with transcripts are available below for download. Please feel free to share with colleagues and others who might be interested.
PleasePrEPMe is grateful to the National Library of Medicine for funding the development and production of this course. We also thank San Francisco AIDS Foundation for providing expert review, and the Center for HIV Information at UCSF for making the course accessible and equitable for people with all abilities.