Marc Serrao President of the Board of Directors, Treasurer Psic. Francisco De Santiago and Paco Arjona signed a five year lease for two floors in a commercial building and they will order our first 500 4th generation HIV rapid test.
SETAC is committed to bringing PrEP to Puerto Vallarta as part of a major new international campaign to prevent HIV. In order to do this they needed:
- zoned commercial space to provide offices for a doctor, and three more counselors.
- space for a lab tech so labs can be handled on site including new fourth generation testing for HIV, Hep B&C, chlamydia and liver and kidney studies
- office equipment and furnishings
PrEP is a daily preventative medicine so that high risk individuals can avoid contracting HIV. The medicine's cost is very high so if SETAC can properly equip for the program it will be available in Vallarta at no charge. SETAC just completed a successful GOFUNDME campaign to raise the $10000 USD needed to meet these goals. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was happy and proud to support SETAC's essential efforts in making PrEP available to our good friends in Puerto Vallarta with a $2500 USD donation. What a fantastic program and thanks to every single donor.