Reduce new HIV diagnoses by increasing availability and accessibility of PrEP locations and prescribers of PrEP

Pillar: Prevent
Goal: Reduce by 75% the number of new HIV diagnoses in by 2025.
Strategy: Reduce new HIV diagnoses by increasing availability and accessibility of PrEP locations and prescribers of PrEP.
Target: Clinicians, Dentists, FQHCs, HIV testing agencies, Pharmacists, Sexually active people (adolescent, adults), county residents, Transgender people

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Identify all current and potential PrEP providers and invite them to participate in Clinician Roundtable to determine capacity needs.
  2. Survey Clinician Roundtable participants to determine capacity needs.
  3. Collaborate with pediatric and primary care providers to use STI testing messages as prevention/good practice.
  4. Assist FQHCs with opening PrEP clinics in the 4 regions of the community that have the highest HIV rates.

High Priority

  1. Build collaborations with relevant agencies (i.e., Gilead Sciences, SE AAETC, Tennessee Medical Association) to provide training for all clinicians on PrEP capacity building.
  2. Identify care clinics, pharmacies, and community organizations to participate in PrEP provider trainings sponsored by collaborating partners.
  3. Secure experts to facilitate Clinician Roundtable capacity-building discussion.

Key Partners

All RW-funded agencies, ANAC, Dating Apps (Jack’d & Grinder), Gilead Sciences, PCP and pediatric providers, Pharmacies, Private ID providers, SCS, SCHD, Southeast AIDS Education Training Center, TN Medical Association, TN Nurses Association

Potential Funding Sources

  • All pharmaceutical companies that supply PrEP
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Other public and private funding sources
  • Ryan White
  • Shelby County Health Department
  • State, local and federal resources

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • 5 trainings over 5 years for 25 clinicians ($3500/training) + $1000/event, speaker fees = $22,500
  • Clinic opening (incentives, advertisements, partner appreciations) = $1000 x 4 locations

Total: $26,500


(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # of clinicians attending clinical roundtables
  • # of medical PrEP providers

Monitoring Data Source

  • Add a questionnaire on sex habits among high-risk
    patients in all public health clinics for all patients
    receiving care, regardless of the type of care
  • PrEP awareness as part of the intake process at the SCHD
  • PrEP navigation logs
  • Referrals for PrEP from STI clinics and testing agencies
  • Training sign-in sheets