Prevent HIV infections with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and learn to perform appropriate screening for sexually transmitted infections with tips from expert, Dr. Gina Simoncini, Associate Professor of Medicine from Temple University. Learn how to implement PrEP in your practice, plus tips on vegetable gardens, fellowships, and where to get the best samosas in this wide ranging discussion.
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Case: 25 yo M who wants to start a family with his wife who has HIV and is on HAART with undetectable levels.
Goal: Learn to safely and appropriately prescribe PrEP for your patients at increased risk for HIV infection.
Learning objectives: by the end of this podcast listeners will:
Dr. Simoncini reports research support from Gilead Sciences (who makes Truvada).
04:50 Rapid fire questions
16:23 Defining preexposure prophylaxis
18:50 Who benefits from PrEP
21:43 Case discussion
23:45 PrEP during pregnancy, breastfeeding
24:45 Baseline testing and STI screening before PrEP use
28:15 Counseling on adherence, side effects
31:25 Adverse effects of PrEP
34:00 Monitoring patients on PrEP
36:46 Collaborative practice
37:30 Discussion of high risk behaviors on PrEP
39:30 Does PrEP promote viral resistance?
41:51 Insurance reimbursement for PrEP
42:50 Take home points
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Thanks for covering PrEP. Easy to implement and use; a great tool in reducing HIV infection rates.
Great episode guys, definitely practice changing knowledge. I prescribed PrER this week thanks!!