Aims to be an affirming space for queer community to learn, explore, and understand HIV/STI wellness. Red [Space]’s primary focus is on creating space (programming and resource connection) for underrepresented (BIPoC) queer populations in and around Columbus/Central Ohio.
- Affinity Spaces
- Educational Programming
- Community Outreach
Frequently Asked Questions (about HIV)
More questions about getting tested? Click here.
More questions about HIV/AIDS? Click here.
Do you know about PrEP?
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an essential tool to reduce HIV transmission. It is a daily dose of antiretroviral medication that helps prevent HIV infection. When used consistently, studies show that PrEP is more than 90% effective at preventing transmission.
Have you heard about (PEP)?
PEP is another pill that helps protect against HIV. PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. Unlike PrEP, it is designed to take after you think you may have been exposed to HIV. It is a series of pills that lowers your chances of getting HIV after a possible exposure.
You have to start PEP within 72 hours (3 days) after you were exposed to HIV for it to work. The sooner you start it, the better. Every hour counts, so if you think you were exposed to HIV, call your nurse or doctor or go to the emergency room right away. PEP is only for emergencies — it doesn’t take the place of using condoms or PrEP. Click here to learn more about PEP.
Are you a community member with more specific questions or need for resources as it relates to HIV? Please complete this form for additional follow-up: https://forms.office.com/r/eeWQ1FJDbP
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative in 2019. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030 by scaling up key HIV prevention and treatment strategies.
Innovative, community-driven solutions to leverage scientific advances in HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outbreak response are at the heart of EHE. The initiative is also working to address racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities that have contributed to HIV prevention gaps for far too long.