Are we prepped for PrEP? An interactive online discussion for Canada’s next generation of HIV physicians

April 17th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST


“Are we prepped for PrEP?” is an interactive online discussion designed to meet the specific educational needs of Ontario’s next generation of HIV physicians, while promoting the Ontario HIV Treatment Network’s HIV Pre-Clerkship program for medical students. This discussion is also open to community members, academics, policy makers and laypersons interested in HIV.


Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for an HIV-negative person who is at risk of HIV infection to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. It involves taking anti-HIV drugs on a regular basis. PrEP has not been approved by Health Canada; however, one type of PrEP (daily oral Truvada pills) has been approved in the United States. This form of PrEP may be available in Canada from doctors who are willing to prescribe it “off-label.”

This topic has medical, social and ethical aspects. By participating in and contributing to this online discussion, you will:

    • Further your interest on this topic; this online conference is an entry point into a wide and complex conversation.
    • Learn some basic information about the science and implementation of PrEP in Canada.
    • Become aware about how PrEP is currently being used by one HIV Prevention Clinic in Toronto, ON.
    • Discuss what role that emerging physicians will play regarding PrEP in Ontario.


Here’s how to participate:


This discussion will be held online using Instant Presenter.

To get ready for this online discussion, please find the time to watch these excellent and concise, pre-recorded videos in advance of our session on April 17th at 12:30 PM EST.

1. The State of PrEP Science and Implementation, by James Wilton, Coordinator, Biomedical Science of HIV Prevention at CATIE

2. Overview of the Toronto General Hospital HIV Prevention Clinic, by Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Divisions of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Health Network

3. Universal drug plan could save billions, published online by the CBC on March 17th, 2015


If you have any questions about this online discussion, contact:

Mitch Harris, Coordinator, Education & Training, OHTN, (416) 642-6486 x 2241

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