Are you PrEP(ared)? PrEP Basics and Knowledge Dissemination – with Harlan Pruden

Join this conversation with Harlan Pruden, a returning presenter at the UBC Learning Circle. 

It is important to have these conversations about safe sex and healthy relationships, but that can be a lot easier said than done. Worried about how your new or existing partner is going to react? You’re not alone, many people have those fears. Join us in this topic on how to make these conversations work.

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is one way to help prevent HIV. Prophylaxis simply means disease prevention. In this approach, people who do not have HIV take one pill once a day to prevent them from acquiring HIV if they are exposed; for example, if a condom breaks during intercourse, or being active without a condom, or sharing a needle with someone who has HIV. First Nations and Inuit People of BC are the first to have access to publicly-funded PrEP, yet so few people know what is PrEP, who is PrEP for, and basic information on PrEP access and coverage. This interactive workshop facilitated by Harlan Pruden will provide PrEP basics and then create a safe space for a community-based conversation on another tool in our HIV prevention toolkit.

Everyone welcome to participate: 

  Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (PST)
  Place: Live at Seminar Room 2.22 at I K Barber, or on webinar
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  Registration: required to participate online

*Registration for this session now closed*

About the Presenter:

Harlan Pruden (First Nation Cree/nēhiyaw) works with and for the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, Harlan is a Ph.D student at the University of British Columbia and is an Educator at the BC Center for Disease Control’s Chee Mamuk program. Harlan is also the Managing Editor of the TwoSpiritJournal.com, an interactive multi-platform Two-Spirit media/news site. Before moving to Vancouver from New York City, Harlan was a co-founder and former Director of the NorthEast Two Spirit Society and the principal Two-Spirit consultant to USA’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center. In August 2014, Harlan was appointed to the United States’ Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS where he works to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services and the White House, and in the spring of 2013, Harlan was appointed to be an American representative to the International Indigenous Peoples Working Group on HIV/AIDS. Closer to home, Harlan is a board member of Qmunity, the home for Vancouver’s LGBT, Queer and Two-Spirit community and was just appointed by the City of Vancouver to be a Trustee for the Vancouver Public Library.


.A PDF Version of Harlan Pruden’s PPT Presentation:

Helpful Links He Shared During His Session:

Video of Are You PrEP(ared)?



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