Rep. Brian Sims To Host Town Hall Meeting on PrEP

Interested in learning about PrEP, a pill that is almost 100% effective in preventing HIV if taken daily? Join us for an interactive discussion on PrEP at the William Way LGBT Community Center on Thursday, October 29th from 6 – 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by State Representative Brian Sims and will include a presentation from Dr. Helen Koenig, the Medical Director of FIGHT’s PrEP Program, and Caitlin Conyngham, FIGHT’s Director of PrEP Programs. To RSVP, e-mail Mike Marsico at

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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 fellows, residents and students.

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