Max Laffend, LSW

PrEP Counselor
Hudson Pride Center
South Orange, New Jersey

Max Laffend, LSW graduated from the first class of MSW students from Seton Hall University in 2017. Max first joined Hudson Pride Center in 2015 as a BSW intern and upon his graduation in 2016, he was hired as a PrEP Counselor, where he has been working with individuals at risk of HIV infection to link them to PrEP services so they may remain HIV negative. In that role, he enrolls them in programs to help pay the medication costs, refers them to PrEP medical providers and delivers on-going counseling aimed at promoting their adherence to the PrEP medication regimen. In addition, Max also provides outreach and linkage to care services for HIV clients of the Hudson County Ryan White Program TGA and he maintains Hudson Pride Center’s client database for all its HIV-related programs.

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