Implementing PrEp in Family Planning Settings

Tuesday, September 21st 2021

2:00 PM

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While women account for nearly 20% of new HIV infections, PrEP utilization by cisgender women continues to be exceedingly low. In 2018, our academic family planning practice, University of Pennsylvania Pregnancy Early Access Center (PEACE), initiated PrEP care for our patient population of primarily cisgender women seeking induced abortion, miscarriage management, and contraception. In this webinar, we will discuss our process of PrEP care implementation, our iterative changes to improve patient-centeredness of PrEP provision, PrEP navigation, and current practices.  Our panel will include PrEP care clinical champions and experts, and our prep navigator, who will discuss challenges and successes of both implementation and clinical care.


Panelists

Sarita Sonalkar, MD, PHD;

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

William R. Short, MD, MPH, AAHIVS

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

Bridget McBride, MPH

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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