Joined by Shawn Lang, Deputy Director of AIDS Connecticut (R) and Jay Sicklick, Deputy Director of Center for Children’s Advocacy (not pictured), Fair Haven Community Health Care’s Dr. Krystn Wagner (L) appeared today in front of the Connecticut General Assembly Public Health Committee. The three testified in support of Raised S.B. 216 which would allow minors to access HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once daily medication to prevent HIV transmission.
The goal of this legislation is to increase HIV prevention options for at risk youth who account for more than one in five new HIV diagnoses. When taken daily by someone who is HIV uninfected, the drug Truvada® is over 90 percent protective against becoming infected. in the U.S.
Kudos to this team who are working to make good health options available to all who need them.