PleasePrEPMe.org launched June 11, 2015, as a searchable, location-responsive PrEP provider directory for California. This launch included CA PrEP providers from regional directories: DHSP/UCLA LAC PATH-PrEP Collaboration, HIVE’s Bay Area PrEP Provider Directory, Kelly R. Walsh, MS and the California Collaborative Treatment Group (CCTG), and San Francisco City Clinic.
California-based providers added to PleasePrEPMe from June 11, 2015-January 17, 2019 were identified by the CA State Office of AIDS, found by PleasePrEPMe staff, or submitted by providers themselves. PleasePrEPMe clinic submissions were vetted by the PleasePrEPMe directory coordinator before publishing.
PleasePrEPMe partnered with Emory University at the inception of the national PrEP Provider directory at PrEPLocator.org, actively collaborating to share data. In March 2018, Emory transferred the PrEPLocator database to the CDC’s National Prevention Information Network/NPIN.
PleasePrEPMe is no longer accepting new California listings, as CDC’s NPIN currently holds the national PrEP directory data. Frequent data shares from NPIN/PrEPLocator ensure that the PleasePrEPMe database remains in sync with the national directory. All updates to the directory, including new submissions, should be directed to https://npin.cdc.gov/preplocator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.