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PrEP Initiatives for the Latino/a/x Community

September 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

PrEP Initiatives for the Latino Community

This webinar will provide an overview of different PrEP initiatives that have been proven effective in the Latino/a/x community. The faculty will also discuss practical strategies that increase the knowledge, comfort, and skills of providers to engage this community in PrEP services.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the current state of HIV transmission and PrEP utilization among the Latino/a/x community.
  • Identify different PrEP initiatives focused on the Latino/a/x community, including culturally sensitive education and outreach, community-based testing programs, and PrEP access programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of PrEP initiatives for the Latino/a/x community, including their impact on HIV transmission rates, PrEP uptake, medication adherence, and health outcomes.
  • Develop strategies to improve and expand PrEP initiatives for the Latino/a/x community, such as increasing funding for PrEP programs, increasing access to PrEP medication, and addressing cultural barriers.


Yelitza Lemoine is the Prevention Director at CAN Community Health. She previously served as the Chair for the Regional HIV/AIDS Committee and the Statewide Latino AIDS Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health. In addition, she previously served as the Chair of the Florida AIDS Advisory Group. 

In her multiple roles, Ms. Lemoine has incorporated several high-impact strategies that were highly effective in reaching high-risk populations such as Hispanic/Latino and Haitian populations and other minorities. During the pandemic, she was responsible for the creation and implementation of new strategies such as Online Prevention and Home Testing Kit Distribution among others.  She recognizes that the at-risk populations have difficulty accessing HIV prevention and care services. However, she firmly believes that through community efforts, everyone can make positive changes in our society to improve inclusion and equality for the members of the community.