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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Training Materials - National LGBT Health Education Center
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)


What’s new in PrEP and STIs?

Faculty: Dr. Kevin Ard
MD, MPH
Director, Sexual Health Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute

Cases From a Sexual Health Clinic

Faculty: Dr. Kevin Ard
MD, MPH
Director, Sexual Health Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute

 

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.

 

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Pre-and-Post Exposure Prophylaxis Videos

Originally Presented On: May 1, 2019

Dr. Kevin Ard discusses PrEP.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV: The Basics and Beyond

Originally Presented On: October 19, 2017

Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD

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.

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Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities

Originally Presented On: March 23, 2017

Faculty: Leandro Mena (University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Population Health and School of Medicine and Open Arms Health Care Center) and Latesha Elopre (University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine)

Sponsors: The National LGBT Health Education Center

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.

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Current Topics in HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to help prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH will share updates on clinical approaches to managing patients on PrEP based on cutting-edge research data. Dr. Ard will also address common questions about the management of PrEP among HIV negative patients.

 

This webinar is supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Originally Presented On: August 31, 2016

Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Medical Director, National LGBT Health Education Center; Massachusetts General Hospital

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center

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Preventing HIV with PrEP: A Clinical Update

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to help prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH will share clinical approaches to managing patients on PrEP based on cutting-edge research data, including recent findings reported at CROI. Through clinical case scenarios, Dr. Ard will help providers understand how to apply research findings to their own clinical practice. This webinar will also include a discussion of the status of new innovations in PrEP, such as injectable medications, rectal microbicides, and vaginal rings.

Originally Presented On: April 25, 2016

Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Medical Director, National LGBT Health Education Center; Massachusetts General Hospital

Sponsors: National LGBT Health Education Center, New England AIDS and Education Training Center, and supported by funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Can we end the epidemic? An update on HIV screening, prevention, and treatment

Originally Presented On: September 17, 2015

Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital & National LGBT Health Education Center

Sponsors: The National LGBT Health Education Center and The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

The advances in HIV treatment and prevention in recent years have greatly influenced how HIV medical and service providers approach HIV screening, prevention, and treatment. The approval of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the advent of treatment as prevention, and the increased emphasis on the HIV continuum of care have all provided tools critical for ending the HIV epidemic. How can health centers and community-based organizations capitalize on these advances to implement more effective HIV prevention and care? How can we use these tools to work toward ending the epidemic? In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, will summarize new research findings and practice guidelines that inform HIV treatment and prevention, will identify barriers to effective HIV screening, prevention, and treatment, and will describe ways to overcome these barriers.

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Current Progress in PrEP and other HIV Prevention Technologies

Originally Presented On: January 29, 2015

Faculty: Ken Mayer, MD, Co-Chair and Medical Research Director, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Director of HIV Prevention Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center, and the National LGBT Health Education Center

Dr. Kenneth H. Mayer, a world-renowned expert in HIV research and care, discusses the current state of implementation of new HIV prevention technologies, with a primary focus on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Mayer also touches on current progress being made in research on other technologies, such as vaccines and new delivery methods for PrEP.

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PrEP for HIV Prevention: Real World Clinical Case Studies

Originally Presented On: April 30, 2015

Faculty: Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and National LGBT Health Education Center

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a pill taken once daily to prevent HIV infection in uninfected people. When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. Last year, the US Public Health Service released the first comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for PrEP based on evidence from clinical trials. But how does the prescription and management of PrEP translate into real-world clinical practice? In this webinar, Kevin Ard, MD, MPH, will present case studies that illustrate clinical challenges in caring for patients eligible for PrEP, and will discuss controversies regarding PrEP management.

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Implementing PrEP for HIV Prevention: State-wide Initiatives and Provider Experiences

Originally Presented On: June 4, 2015

Faculty: Barry Callis, Massachusetts Department of Health; Marianne Buchelli, Connecticut Department of Health; Sarah Calabrese, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; David St George, PA, Fenway Health

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center

Several state health departments across the country are making focused efforts to promote and support the wider use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP) for high risk individuals who seek care in health centers, AIDS Service Organizations, and other health care and community-based organizations. In this webinar, you will learn about current PrEP initiatives by the Massachusetts and Connecticut Departments of Health, including how they are supporting health care providers in adopting PrEP into clinical practice and are facilitating access and coverage for patients. You will also hear from a provider about his experiences prescribing PrEP at a community health center, and from a researcher who will share initial findings from a national study on providers’ first-hand experiences with PrEP initiation and clinical management. The panelists for this webinar includes: Barry Callis, Director of AIDS Prevention and Education, Massachusetts Department of Health; Marianne Buchelli, Health Program Associate, Connecticut Department of Health; Sarah Calabrese, PhD, Yale School of Medicine; and David St George, PA, Fenway Health.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Transmission

Originally Presented On: May 9, 2014

Faculty: Kenneth Mayer, MD, The Fenway Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Doug Krakower, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sponsors: The New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the National LGBT Health Education Center

Although the HIV prevention medication known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, has been approved by the FDA for use in MSM for almost two years, many providers do not feel prepared or comfortable prescribing PrEP to their patients. In this webinar, Dr. Ken Mayer, Medical Director of The Fenway Institute, Fenway Heath, will update participants on what is currently known about PrEP implementation in real world settings, and what the barriers and facilitators are to expanding PrEP use. Dr. Krakower will then provide cases demonstrating potential strategies related to caring for patients on PrEP.

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Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Clinical Cases

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.

This module will:

  1. Summarize CDC’s guidelines on prescribing and monitoring PrEP.
  2. Describe how to counsel patients about the use of PrEP.
  3. Explain up-to-date data that informs questions and controversies in PrEP management

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Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention

This module provides an overview of HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, highlights groups most at risk for contracting HIV, describes the current state of HIV and STI screening, and explains biomedical and other interventions effective to curb the transmission of HIV. Using a case study, participants will be guided through effective screening and prevention methods, as well as communication strategies for talking to patients about their care.

This module will:

  1. Describe HIV incidence, particularly among men who have sex with men and transgender women.
  2. Identify the current recommendations for HIV and STI screening and the importance of screening high risk populations for prevention of HIV.
  3. Describe how biomedical interventions including treatment as prevention, PEP, and PrEP are effective tools for reducing the incidence of new HIV cases among high risk populations.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

 

HealthHIV

HealthHIV offers training, technical assistance, and research to support the improvement of prevention and care methods for people who have HIV, or those at risk of becoming infected. The organization is particularly committed to equity in care. The website also offers a training/certificate program, as well as a list of other affiliated organizations.

 

The National Center for Innovation in HIV Care

This program, hosted by Fenway Health, provides free training and technical assistance to Ryan White-funded AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help them navigate the changing health care landscape. Resources include web-based training and individualized technical assistance. The website also features an online Resource Library, which will be updated in 2016 to better reflect existing support and information.

PrEP Action Kit

Each year, approximately 40,000 people are diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States, and many others are at risk. There is a new opportunity to prevent HIV by offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people with a high risk of infection. PrEP is a biomedical intervention consisting of a daily, oral medication to prevent HIV acquisition; it is more than 90% effective if take regularly.

This PrEP Action Kit includes clinical resources. It consists of:

  1. Tips on taking a comprehensive sexual history
  2. Frequently asked questions about PrEP
  3. A pocket card for PrEP prescribing and monitoring
  4. Information on PrEP use in special populations, such as pregnant people and adolescents
  5. Resources to make clinical environments more welcoming to LGBT people, since the HIV epidemic is more prevalent in some LGBT populations

To view the following inserts, please download the PDFs below:

  • 7 Steps: To Affirmative Health Care for LGBT People
  • Tips on taking a history of sexual health
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) and Special Populations

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PrEP Action Kit Tips (Virtual)

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PrEP ActionKit 7 Steps (Virtual)

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PrEP Action Kit Special Populations (Virtual)

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