Our waiting-list-only presentation “The Role of HIV Treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)” by Drs. Richard Elion and Amanda Castel was recorded and now available on our Youtube channel. The audience consisted of frontline healthcare providers and support teams who test for HIV infection and identify individuals who are at-high risk for HIV infection. This included primary care providers, emergency room providers, behavioral health teams including substance use and mental health providers.
Part 1: One Path towards Preventing HIV Transmission: HIV Therapy as HIV Prevention
Dr. Richard Elion of the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington DC provided an overview of HIV PrEP.
Part 2: One Path towards Preventing HIV Transmission: HIV Therapy as HIV Prevention
Dr. Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH of George Washington University presented research findings from surveys taken of Washington DC area providers and potential users of HIV PrEP.
Part 3: Implementation and Next Steps: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Castel and Dr. Elion led a lively discussion of audience member concerns and ideas for implementation and next steps.