WSIU InFocus: PrEP Pill Offers Hope for HIV Prevention

Aug 29, 2017

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jackson County Public Health Department HIV Services Director Paula Clark about PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. This drug can dramatically reduce the chances of contracting HIV.


Jackson County's Health Department, which administers HIV Services for most of southern Illinois, recently received a grant to help spread awareness about PrEP and expand its availability to high-risk populations in this region.