PrEP Panel with Eric Leue
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
at Mr. S Leather Playspace, 385 8th St. SF, Ca.
Eric Paul Leue facilitates panelists Dr. Robert Grant (UCSF), Charles Fann (SF DPH), and Scott Wiener (SF City Supervisor) on HIV 101, and PrEP 101 with time for audience questions and discussion.
Since PrEP was called Party Drug, he wrote several articles, gave interviews for international news stations, and has held/participated in over 30 PrEP panel’s to date.
Eric is known for his factual no-nonsense approach, and works on regulation and legislation in the US and Europe in his position as Director of Sexual Health and Advocacy at the SF based adult film production company kink.com.
Dr. Robert Grant
Robert (Bob) Grant has 30 years of experience with HIV/AIDS research and clinical care, including 15 years of experience with studies of post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis. Dr. Grant is a Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology and a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the Chief Medical Officer at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Dr. Grant served as protocol chair for the iPrEx trial, called “Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men,” which was funded as an NIH UO1 and by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NIH-funded open-label roll-over iPrEx OLE, and HPTN 067, called the ADAPT study (Alternative Dosing to Augment PrEP Tablet use). He was also a co-investigator for the FEM-PREP trial, the CDC-sponsored safety study of PrEP safety in US MSM, and the West African PrEP study. Dr. Grant has served on the PrEP trialists working group, and has acted as an advisor to the WHO, UNAIDS, CDC, and Gilead, regarding the prevention use of antiretroviral therapy.
SF Supervisor Scott Weiner
Scott Wiener is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park, parts of the Mission, and several other neighborhoods. Before taking office, Supervisor Wiener served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He also served in various leadership roles in the LGBT community, including co-chair of the LGBT Community Center, on the national board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, and co-chair of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. He has lived in the Castro for nearly 20 years.
Supervisor Wiener’s policy work focuses on housing, transportation, public safety, parks, and public health. He plays a leadership role around various HIV care and prevention issues, including championing HIV funding in the city budget process; fighting efforts to increase HIV drug co-pays, including helping convince Kaiser Permanente to reverse its decision to dramatically increase co-pays; authoring legislation to allow the new San Francisco AIDS Foundation health center in the Castro; seeking analysis of the growing issue of long-term survivors transitioning from private disability insurance to social security; and advocating for expanded access to PrEP. He is a member of the innovative “Getting to Zero” consortium, which is crafting a plan to end HIV infections, HIV deaths, and HIV stigma in San Francisco.
Supervisor Wiener has done significant work around the needs of LGBT seniors and youth. He co-authored legislation to create San Francisco’s LGBT Aging Task Force and recently introduced legislation, as recommended by the Task Force, to ensure fair treatment of LGBT seniors in long-term care facilities. He has obtained significant funding for expanded housing and outreach efforts for at-risk LGBT youth, as well as funding to educate LGBT people about how to access affordable housing.
Last year, Supervisor Wiener publicly announced that he is taking Truvada as an HIV preventative. He made this disclosure to help reduce the stigma around PrEP, to raise awareness, and to provide additional momentum behind efforts to expand access to the drug.
Charles K. Fann, is the SF Partner Services and LINCS Program Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In this role he oversees a team of disease investigators providing partner services, linkage to care, and HIV screening. He also manages risk reduction counseling, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and STD counseling at San Francisco City Clinic. For over 15 years, he has developed many successful HIV and STD screening programs for high-risk negatives at both health departments and community-based organizations. He has extensive experience in social media based client education, internet based partner services, implementing behavioral interventions, HIV community planning as a health department and community representative, and community-based outreach.
Volunteers for this program provided by SF Young Leathermen’s Discussion Group