The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene wants more New Yorkers to know they can PrEP themselves against HIV. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis is a new drug treatment that can be taken by people at a higher risk for HIV, like those who have a partner with the disease.
Dr. Annecy Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1970s. She said she liked hearing the stories of the people she lived with and even took a Jewish literature class in high school, which she loved. But she said she couldn't find stories that she could connect to.