The goal of this MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (MAAETC) project is to create a Prevention Community of Practice (P-CoP) focused on increasing HIV testing and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge and readiness to prescribe in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). As a result, increased numbers of health professionals at FQHCs will be able to competently deploy evidence-based prevention strategies, including PrEP, that focus on people who are at risk for HIV. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) supports this initiative to partner with Ending the HIV Epidemic-funded FQHCs in the MAAETC region to increase the numbers of health professionals prepared to provide PrEP, including improving access to care and patient outcomes.
Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, MD is Director of Prevention and Outreach Services and Attending Physician at the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric & Adolescent HIV, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine.
After attending this program, participants will be able to: 1. Describe who is a candidate for PrEP. 2. Identify the importance of PrEP in Primary Care. 3. Explain the fundamental talking points and counseling techniques around PrEP.
Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, MD
Director of Prevention and Outreach Services
Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric & Adolescent HIV
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Drexel University College of Medicine
The staff and faculty involved with the planning of today’s event do not have any conflicts of interest to disclose. The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The representations and opinions expressed in this presentation are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views or policies of MA AETC, the University of Pittsburgh, or its funding agencies.
The speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.