“Accessing PrEP Services in Rural Ohio: Identifying Those at a Higher Risk of Contracting HIV and Other STI’s and Linking Them to Preventative Services” by Randle Moore and Cory Frederick, M.Ed.
The introduction of PrEP and PEP, coupled with virological suppression has proven to be a game-changer in the way we approach preventing the spread of HIV. A report by the Society for Microbiology found a 500% increase in uptake of PrEP/PEP, but many seeking to obtain this cutting edge prevention aren’t from most at-risk groups. In this presentation we will learn how to identify, address, and overcome barriers that add to the disparities of those that live in rural Ohio. Lastly, we will learn effective ways to address stigma in rural communities.
1) Identify and address stigma in rural Ohio
2) Know the basics of PrEP/PEP and how to access and prescribe it
3) Examine proven engagement strategies from other rural areas across America