OUT Loud: Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Podcast

Episode 7 - Amaan Banwait and Dr. Caley Shukalek, Co-Founders of Freddie

May 5, 2021

After many awkward doctor’s visits where they didn’t feel comfortable discussing their sexual health needs, our guest’s on this week’s podcast wanted to create an easily accessible solution for HIV at-risk Canadians to access judgement-free healthcare. Enter Freddie - a team of clinicians and pharmacists offering PrEP - or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - at little or no cost. PrEP is highly effective in preventing new HIV contraction, but it’s expensive - and accessing it can cumbersome at best. How did this team of friends become the largest HIV prevention service in Canada? Let's listen.

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