New Trends in HIV Prevention: Social Media and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

11:30 am–6:00 pm
ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad


The conference was the launch of a research project investigating the effectiveness of using social media to connect people in Hyderabad who are at high risk of HIV infection with doctors who can prescribe a new medication that protects against HIV, called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

Dr. Kimberly Walters, University of Chicago alumna, is the project Co-PI. In this one day conference, Dr. John Schneider, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, provided training to a select group of doctors in Hyderabad regarding when to prescribe PrEP and how to manage patients who begin taking it. Similar program might soon be expanded to Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi.