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Breakout Session 3c

“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.

Randle Benjamin Moore, III, born in Atlanta and raised in Dayton, OH. Randle has been a volunteer in the HIV treatment/prevention field since 2012 starting at the Infectious Disease Clinic at Wright State University. Previously, Randle Moore worked at the Dayton Department of Veteran Affairs as a Linkage to Care Specialist in the transitional housing unity serving homeless veterans. Prior to a promotion received at Equitas Health which relocated Randle to Columbus, he served as the Community Engagement Coordinator where he provided PrEP education and navigation to community members, planned outreach events, and trained medical providers on PrEP and PEP. Currently, Randle Moore serves as the Prevention Supervisor for Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center (GCMC) a division of Equitas Health. Randle attributes his success to staying true to his personal core values which include: respect, honesty, and integrity.

Cory Frederick is the Program Manager for Mozaic, and he supports his team and their goal of building community, health, and wellness among trans* and gender non-conforming youth.  As Black, transman himself, he understands the strengths and opportunities in the TGNCPOC community, and his professional background includes social justice advocacy, LGBTQ cultural competency training, and higher education instruction.  He earned a B.S.S. in geology and plant biology and holds an M.Ed. in cultural studies, both from Ohio University.

Brief Description:

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.

 

Objectives:

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

 

Presentation Slides:

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