Dr. Kevin Ard and Dr. Jennifer Reske-Nielsen discuss HIV and PrEP in primary care and sexual health clinic settings, and the current state of HIV research and treatment in the United States.
Learning Resources — Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Dr. Kevin Ard will use clinical cases to explore recent advances in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and sexually-transmitted infection prevention and treatment for LGBTQ people, discussing implications for primary and specialty care.
Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people face an increased risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The increased risk of HV and STIs in these populations stems from both social and biological factors.Health center clinicians can help address HIV and STIs among LGBTQ people by screening appropriately based on a comprehensive sexual history, providing culturally appropriate safer sex counseling, and offering biomedical prevention strategies, such as vaccinations and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HV (PrEP).
Dr. Kenneth Mayer discusses the biology, behaviors, social network structures, and societal structures that influence the risk factors for HIV transmission. Using this framework, Dr. Mayer explains how gender minority people are at higher risk for HIV transmission, particularly if they have intersecting marginalized identities. Dr. Mayer describes many ways in which providers can increase access to HIV treatment strategies for gender diverse people, including clinical strategies, online tools, and social tools. Dr. Mayer focuses on not having a "one size fits all" strategy, but rather understanding the needs of a particular patient and creating a treatment strategy specific to that person.
In this talk, Dr. Tonia Poteat discusses best practices for prescribing and using PrEP among transgender patients.
In this interactive webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard will review how to prescribe and monitor PrEP. Using patient cases, he will discuss unique considerations that apply to PrEP management for transgender people, serodifferent couples, those who are pregnant or trying to conceive, and adolescents. Finally, through real-world examples, participants will learn how to incorporate PrEP into diverse clinic settings. This webinar will be useful for both clinicians who are new to PrEP and those who are experienced PrEP providers, as well as administrators interested in a creating a PrEP program.
This PrEP Action Kit includes clinical resources to help providers incorporate PrEP into their practices. Including helpful resources such as tips on taking a comprehensive sexual history, frequently asked questions about PrEP and a pocket card about PrEP prescribing and monitoring, this action kit is an essential resource for all providers treating LGBT patients or patients at risk of HIV infection.
Although estimates of HIV incidence remain relatively stable in the United States (US), the epidemic continues to increase disproportionately among men who have sex with men (MSM). Notably, nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. While the data about its safety and efficacy in this population are encouraging, structural and social barriers that undermine optimal PrEP uptake, as well as suboptimal adherence and retention in PrEP-related, follow-up medical care must be addressed. In this webinar, two leading infectious disease providers and researchers from Mississippi and Alabama will address possible barriers and facilitators of PrEP uptake among Black MSM and highlight novel efforts to deliver PrEP services to Black MSM.
This module provides a deeper dive into pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention through clinical cases. The module contains three cases, each describing a different scenario where PrEP may be an option for the patient. The module also includes video interactions between providers and patients to help model conversations around PrEP.