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19 South 22nd Street

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Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: STDS and HIV in Philadelphia: At-Risk Populations and Prevention

Topic: STDS and HIV in Philadelphia: At-Risk Populations and Prevention


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Syphilis infections have increased in Philadelphia over the past several years, largely among men who have sex with men (MSM). While the number of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in Philadelphia has steadily declined since the mid-2000s, the rate of new cases is also highest among MSM. In addition, rates of new HIV diagnosis are highest among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black individuals, and a majority of new HIV infections in Philadelphia occur among non-Hispanic Blacks. This session will explore these trends and others changes in STD/HIV infection in Philadelphia, including the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention and social/cultural challenges in reaching high-risk communities.



ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Lenore Asbel, MD
STD Control Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Omar Martinez, JD, MS, MPH
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Temple University College of Public Health

Helen C. Koenig, MD, MPH
Medical Director, MacGregor Infectious Diseases Practice, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Director, PrEP Program, Philadelphia Fight

Moderator:
Caroline C. Johnson, MD
Acting Deputy Health Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health



Light refreshments created by Catering By Design provided after the lecture.

The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.


This event is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health with funding support from the Independence Foundation.



Questions? Email events@collegeofphysicians.org

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