Marlene’s Story (YouTube)
Diagnosed with HIV in 2006, Marlene Blackstone shares her journey as a Deaf person living a full and healthy life with the virus. She describes the importance of being outspoken to destigmatize HIV and educate others in the Deaf community. Marlene also shares valuable current information about HIV treatment and prevention, including PrEP, PEP, and U=U. (In American Sign Language with English Voice over and closed captions).
This VLOG was produced by staff and consultants from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, with support from an Inter Services Agreement from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences.
The HIV PreEP At a Glance tool provides an overview of the coverage of PrEP services in Massachusetts in order to give health care providers quick access to basic coverage information to help inform discussions with patients about treatment.