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The pandemic and “shelter at home” orders have upended nearly everyone’s lives, resulting in widespread anxiety, fear, and depression. Trans and non-binary people – especially those of us who also have experienced trauma – may be particularly stressed. To help you learn simple self-help techniques for this difficult time, FORGE is creating a series of short how-to videos.

Many of us take medications daily to support our mental and/or physical health. Some of us also are on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to prevent the transmission of HIV. We’ve all had our lives disrupted recently, so it’s critical to establish a new routine to ensure you are taking the medications that you need every day. If you are considering suspending your PrEP for now, this video also addresses how long it will take to re-establish protection.